10/3750L, SATB, $2.50
Date Released: 2008
“Oh, freedom!” Mark Hayes’s inspired medley of spirituals is a remarkable tribute to courage in the face of adversity, the triumph of the human spirit, and the amazing grace that guides and sustains each of us through hardship. Opening with a slow, prayer-like setting of “Oh, Freedom,” this medley gradually builds in intensity through a thoughtful series of spirituals, including “Guide My Feet,” “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me,” and “Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land,” closing exuberantly with tenor solo and choir singing “Free at Last.” Great for school concerts, it’s also a terrific choice for worship throughout the year, especially Christ the King, Eastertide, Lent and Reformation. Don’t miss Mark’s outstanding optional orchestration!