[Thou, my everlasting portion] (Riddick)

[Thou, my everlasting portion] (Riddick)

Composer: Wanda Taylor Riddick; Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton
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Composer: Wanda Taylor Riddick

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Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

Evelyn Simpson Curenton (born 1953) is a leading African-American composer, pianist, organist, and vocalist. Simpson Curenton began piano lessons at age 5, began to perform with the Singing Simpsons of Philadelphia, a family group, and earned a B.M., Music Education and Voice from Temple University. She has been commissioned to write works for the American Guild of Organists, George Shirley, the late Duke Ellington, and her sister, the late Joy Simpson, arranged music for Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, and the Porgy and Bess Chorus of the New York Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with musical organizations such as Philadelphia's National Opera Ebony (later renamed Opera North). Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Curenton is… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Wanda Taylor Riddick
Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton
Incipit: 32111 23455 356
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 2000, GIA Publications, Inc.; © 1978, Riddick Taylor Music, Inc.

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Thou my everlasting portion,
more than friend or life to me,
all along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with thee.

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African American Heritage Hymnal #552

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