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Thy hand, O God, has guided

B. Harwood
Year of composition
E.H. Plumptre
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is one of a collection of descants for choirs on well-known hymn tunes. The descant may be used as printed - i.e. sopranos singing simultaneously with the (optional) trumpet elaboration during the final verse. If preferred, the organist could use the original version (B. Harwood 1859-1949)which has alternative harmony for verses 3 and 5. This may be found in Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised, no. 256. Alternative words:’O Jesus I have promised’ (AMR 331)

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