Author: Sandi Parks

The Time for Turning

Inspired by the scriptural passage of Ecclesiastes 3:1-7, this anthem is a poignant reminder that in all of the seasons of life we find new meaning and purpose. The sensitive accompaniment reflects the origin of the traditional Irish melody, Salley Gardens, from which the anthem is created. Simplicity and beauty abound.

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Yes, My Jesus Loves Me

Inspired by Anna Warner’s beloved children’s hymn, Yes Jesus Loves Me, here is a compelling new melody that is highlighted by the dramatic sweep of a magnificent accompaniment. Evocative of both the simple faith and the innocent fears of a child, this piece captures the charm of Warner’s text and raises it to new heights in a timeless anthem of devotion.

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Welcome to Our World

This arrangement of Chris Rice’s popular contemporary Christmas song comes from Lloyd’s best-selling cantata, Were You There on That Christmas Night? Well crafted, thoughtful and just plain beautiful. An excellent setting of a great song.

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We Remember You

Written in the style of a worship ballad, this communion anthem grows to intense moments of praise and thanksgiving. Lloyd Larson’s setting, with its beautiful melodic lines and chord progressions, is given even greater breadth and impact by the use of the optional parts for flute, oboe, horn and cello.

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We Believe

Now available in SAB and SSA, this popular song from the Newsboys is an affirming creed that forms the foundation of our faith. The engaging ballad moves steadily forward in a strong crescendo of purpose. A convincing arrangement with reasonable ranges make this piece perfect for a variety of ensembles. The tasteful orchestration supports the style and substance of this solid declaration of belief.

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