Composer: B.E. Boykin
Arranger: NA
Publisher: Klavia Press
Voicing: SATB
Setting: a cappella


Michael McGaghie
Macalester College
R&R Chair College & University

The composer sets this famous verse in a meditative, gospel-inflected homophony. Boykin’s gentle setting serves to privilege the text itself, projecting this statement of faith with a calm, authentic confidence. The work could serve excellently as a concert piece or as a church anthem.

The surface-level economy of materials demands extra attention to text declamation and the direction of each phrase. A relaxed, expansive tempo is essential; the effect of the work would be spoiled by any sense of hurriedness.

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