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At the Font We Start Our Journey

Sir John Goss
Year of composition
The Rev. Jeffrey Rowthorn
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

The nineteenth century British composer, Sir John Goss, wrote the familiar, uplifting hymntune, "Lauda Anima", in 1860. It is usually sung to the text, "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven", however, this new text, "At the Font We Start Our Journey" by the Bishop Jeffrey Rowthorn is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of hymnody. The hymn appears in the hymnal supplement, "The Faith We Sing", and this anthem will be an effective way to teach it to your congregation through the leadership of the choir and organ.

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