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ANNO DOMINI

ANNO DOMINI

Composer: James C. Ward (1985)
Published in 5 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: James C. Ward

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Tune Information

Composer: James C. Ward (1985)
Meter: 9.7.9.7.7
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1987, Music Anno Domini (A.D.). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Texts

How Great Is the Love of the Father

How great is the love of the Father,
the love he has shown to us
so great that he calls us his children,
and children of God we are,
and children of God we are!

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Notes

James C. Ward (PHH 56) originally composed ANNO DOMINI (1985) for the Psalter Hymnal versification of Psalm 11, but the Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee chose instead to use the tune as a setting for the versification of 1 John 3: 1-3–the childlike simplicity of this tender tune is just right for this text. Ward, a professional composer and performer, named the tune after his booking agency in Grand Rapids, which takes its name from the Latin phrase meaning "in the year of the Lord." On Ward's record¬ing Blue Believer, he sang the final three words of this song an octave higher than written, providing a joyful ending. Sing ANNO DOMINI in unison, and use other instruments for accompaniment: handbells, Orff xylophones, guitar, and piano. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #683
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #231Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Sing With Me #180
Singing the New Testament #241
Songs for Life #59
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