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

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Composer: James C. Ward

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Tune Information

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


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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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 (1 - 5 of 5)

Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #683

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #231

Sing With Me #180

Singing the New Testament #241

Songs for Life #59

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