Were I the Perfect Child of God
Words © 2004 WGRG, Iona, admin. GIA. Arr. © 2007 GIA.
Item #: G-7133
Three-part equal, Three-part mixed, Assembly, Two-part mixed
C Instrument I, C Instrument II, Guitar
Gin i were a baron's heir
Trad. Scottish melody
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.
RCIA / Christian Initiation
Discipleship, Grace, Jesus Christ, Love of God for Us
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