2697. Hymn of Promise

Text Information
First Line: In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree
Title: Hymn of Promise
Author: Natalie A. Sleeth (1986)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1986 Hope Publishing Company, 380 South Main Place, Car­ol Stream, IL 60188 (800-323-1049). Used by permission.
Notes: She wrote this selection in February 1985 as a choral anthem, & later adapted it as a hymn. She wrote that she was pon­der­ing the death of a friend (life and death, death and re­sur­rect­ion), pon­der­ing win­ter and spring (seem­ing op­po­sites), and a T. S. El­i­ot poem which had the phrase, ‘In our end is our be­gin­ning.’ These seem­ing­ly con­tra­dic­to­ry ‘pairs’ led to the the­sis of the song and the hope­ful mes­sage that out of one will come the other when­ev­er God choos­es to bring that about. Her hus­band, Dr. Ron­ald Sleeth, heard "Hymn of Prom­ise" short­ly be­fore he died, & asked that it be sung at his fun­er­al.
Tune Information
Name: [In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree]
Composer: Natalie A. Sleeth (1986)
Incipit: 55123 21555 23432
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1986 Hope Publishing Company, 380 South Main Place, Car­ol Stream, IL 60188 (800-323-1049). Used by permission.



Media
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
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