18004, SSAB with solo, $2.95
Date released: 1998
Based on Hebrews 11, this contemporary composition exhorts us to continue to “run the race” as Christians and to be encouraged by the example of all the saints who have gone before us. Musically, this anthem is very contemporary, utilizing jazz, pop, and black gospel idioms, similar to the more uptempo arrangements of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. The bridge section features a “hot” solo for a tenor or soprano in a call-and-answer format with the choir. By the time you’re finished with the song, the entire audience will be wishing they were on stage singing along. This song makes a perfect concert closer and is suitable for general worship use year-round.