|Composer:||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Incipit:||55345 17655 5345|
The heavens declare your glory,
the firmament your power;
day unto day the story
repeats from hour to hour.
Night unto night replying,
proclaims in every land,
O Lord, with voice undying,
the wonders of your hand.
FAITHFUL is an adaptation of a tune from Johann S. Bach's (PHH 7) well-known aria "Mein gläubiges Herze" ("My heart ever faithful"), found in his Cantata 68. The tune's title is derived from the English translation of the aria's opening words.
A charming tune, FAITHFUL consists of repetitions and variations of just a few motives. Sing in unison with light accompaniment.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988