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VIOLA (Huffman)

VIOLA (Huffman)

Composer: Hughes M. Huffman (1976)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Hughes M. Huffman

Born: 1942, Morgan, North Carolina. Huffman was educated at Wheaton College, Illinois; Northern Baptist Seminary, Oak Brook, Illinois; and Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He served as minister of music at Christ Church, Oak Brook, Illinois (1965-77), and at the First Presbyterian Church of Covina, California (1988). He composed over 20 hymn tunes and arrangements. His works include: The InterVarsity Hymns II, 1976 (co-editor) Carols, 1978 © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: VIOLA (Huffman)
Composer: Hughes M. Huffman (1976)
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Tune © 1976, Hughes H. Huffman, assigned to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.


In the Beginning Was the Word Eternal

In the beginning was the Word eternal;
the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Through him all things exist that were created;
in him was life, the light of humankind.

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Our God is Mighty, Worthy of All Praising

Song of Hannah

My soul is filled with joy in God my Savior,
for he has lifted me and set me high.
There is no Holy One, no Rock like our God;
he answered my request, he heard my cry.

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Hughes M. Huffman (PHH 123) composed VIOLA in 1976. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship first published the tune in Hymns II (1976) and used it widely at the 1976 IVCF Urbana Conference as a setting for E. Margaret Clarkson's text "Our God Is Mighty." A strong tune with a bold harmonization that suits the "Song of Hannah" well, VIOLA is published in the Psalter Hymnal without its original refrain. Sing in unison with much joy and with bright, full organ registration, but keep a sustained tempo.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

[This tune was included in the first printing Hymns II; however, in later printings of Hymns II the tune JANUS by Donald P. Hustad was substituted as a setting for Clarkson's text (entitled here "Declare His Glory"). The combination of VIOLA/Our God Is Mighty appears in the Trinity Hymnal, 1990 as hymn #454.]


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #158

Singing the New Testament #3


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #454

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