In Complete Desperation

John L. Bell

Text Author: John L. Bell

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Alto Solo

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Tune Name: De jaren

Text Source: Based on Psalm 77

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E


A paraphrase of Psalm 77 that gives voice to the church when events in life seem to leave us without hope. Think 9/11, Katrina, Fukushima, Tucson… Ideally, the piece will be sung by an alto soloist who can convey the angst of the text, supported by an attentive keyboardist and choir. 

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Topical: Faithfulness, Lament

Bible Reference: Psalm 77

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo