Searching for quality sacred music is a challenge in this day where contemporary styles are the latest fad. By contemporary, I do not mean “modern” but rather music which reflects a worldly focus.
As a church musician you can use this conservative Christian music without apology for contemporary sounds or questionable rhythms or associations.
It is my pleasure to offer one of my original anthems free for use in your church … I CHOOSE FAITH.
This anthem was written in response to the terrible 9/11/01 attack. Based on Psalm 27, it begins with a simple statement of trust in God. It moves more confidently as more parts are added and finally declares in a powerful voice of assurance, “I will not be afraid, I choose faith!” The melody is simple and yet memorable, just like my wonderful father, Neil Robbins, whose convictions and faith were unmovable. His legacy of faith over fear is a continuing source of strength for my family. The beautiful soprano obligato part near the end adds an element of personal determination and inner strength that were the hallmarks of Dad’s personality.
I Choose Faith (DOWNLOAD)
Arr. for SATB and Piano with Cello Trio
Optional Soprano Obligato part.
Also appropriate as a Congregational chorus.
Listen to the MP3 track here:
Official permission to use this hymn (including the reproduction of texts and/or musical scores for corporate use) is granted under the following conditions:
- This hymn is not to be altered in any way
- The hymn is to be distributed free of charge
- Recognition is to be given to the author/composer, Vickie Garrison @ MusicAndPraise.com
- Copyright info must be included.
If you have benefited by these music resources I would love to hear from you. Be sure to pass a word about this free sacred music resource page to others you may know.
Hoping this is a blessing to everyone.