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The Vocal and Organ scores are 4 pages (letter-size - 8 ½ x 11 inches) in length, and are designed for front only copying or for front and back “booklet” style copying. The Congregation part is a 1-page PDF suitable for inserting into a service leaflet. Each Obbligato Instrumental part is 3 pages in length, available as a set. Purchasers download a PDF file with permission to reproduce copies of the Vocal score in maximum quantities of 20, 40 or 99. (Permission “rights” are printed on the bottom of each score). The Organ and Congregation score is included as separate PDF files. Once purchased, the product(s) will be immediately available for download from the Purchase Confirmation page. A confirmation email with a download link will also be sent to the Purchaser’s email address. The download link will be valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. If permission to reproduce more than 99 copies is desired, please contact Once purchased, this music may be performed without limitations. For recording rights, please contact the composer at

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This hymn was written by James Buonemani on 27 January 2004, and performed for the first time at St. James’ Church, Los Angeles, at a service of Evensong 8 February 2004. It was written in honor of the Rev. Albin P. Davis appointed on this date as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Los Angeles, CA; and in honor of the Rev. Canon Kirk Stevan Smith, elected as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Arizona. The words were written 130 years earlier (4 February 1874) by Frances Ridley Havergal.


Various obbligato instrumental solos or combinations may be used with this hymn.  The set includes parts for English Horn, soprano saxophone, oboe, French Horn, and flute.


When purchasing the choir score, a separate organ accompaniment part is included. Also included is a PDF of the congregation part, which may be reprinted in service leaflets. Obbligato instrumental parts are sold separately as a set.

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