Were I the Perfect Child of God

Text Author: John L. Bell

Arranged by: Tony Alonso , Michael Mahler

Words © 2004 WGRG, Iona, admin. GIA. Arr. © 2007 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Three-part equal, Three-part mixed, Assembly, Two-part mixed

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: C Instrument I, C Instrument II, Guitar

Tune Name: Gin i were a baron's heir

Music Source: Trad. Scottish melody

Series: Celebration

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

John Bell’s text for this traditional Scottish melody admits that were I the perfect child of God, I’d gladly follow Jesus. But because I’m a product of the frail human condition I look for God’s grace to make me that person.
The arrangers have given this song a folklike treatment with piano imitating the finger picking of a folk guitar, and minimal two-then three-part chordal harmonies.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Lent, Eastertide

Rites: RCIA / Christian Initiation

Topical: Discipleship, Grace, Jesus Christ, Love of God for Us

Scored for: Woodwinds

Style: Folk

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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