Hymn for the Homeless

Music by Hans Leo Hassler Harmonized by J. S. Bach
Year of composition
Tom Eggleston
Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
Instrumental parts

"We Hear the Homeless Crying" was originally written as a hymn text set to the PASSION CHORALE tune ("O Sacred Head Now Wounded). It was dedicated to Habitat for Humanity, then to the victims of the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia. A new tune was written and it incorporates the Passion Chorale hymn tune on the 3rd verse. Being a native of the New Orleans area, this anthem has been rededicated to the victims and those left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. For those interested, I have a powerpoint program which can be used as a visual presentation with the anthem. Contact Tom Eggleston: teggleston@bellsouth.net

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