16160, SATB, $2.25
This traditional American folk hymn is set in a flowing, lyrical style with a keyboard accompaniment suitable for both organ or piano. The first stanza is unison choir and the second stanza is 4-part a cappella, building toward a short choral development section which moves into the final verse, set in a rolling, triple feel in the accompaniment. The ending echoes the last line,”I’ll sing on!” three times, ending on a very satisfying E major chord with great joy! The difficulty level is easy to medium. Perfectly suited for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide, this anthem may also be sung throughout the year for All Saints’, funeral and memorial services.