Gloria |SSA Chorus| 4.5

Notes from the publisher

 

Ron Kean has slowly been constructing an ''American'' mass - combining the traditional Latin movements with American hymns or folk songs.

 

The ''Gloria'' follows this pattern, partnering an exuberant original melody with ''Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.''

 

With festive rhythms and driving percussion, this exciting piece is perfect for concert or church.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Robert Robinson

 

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

 

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy great help I've come.
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be.
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Pavane Publishing #P1239

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