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O Jesus Lord - SATB

Composer
Year of composition
2007
Lyricist
John W. Cramer
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Written purely out of a desire to compose a traditional hymn in the style of Bach. The words were written by my friend and tenor choir mate John W. Cramer. I suggested the challenge to him in the hope of creating a mental diversion while he was recovering from a critical infection in his right hand that almost cost him his life. The lines were gradually formed as he struggled to write with his left hand. John is almost fully recovered now and will soon sing the piece with our choir of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sequim, WA

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