This arrangement features the tune I Hear Thy Welcome Voice (T.B. 151) with inspiration drawn from the lyrics penned by Herbert Booth (S.A.S.B. 697). The opening motif represents God calling to us and appears throughout as the lyrics speak of contemplation and self-reflection. The final verse reassures that doubt is erased when we trust that His great love and power will sustain us if we answer to His calling on our lives.
Before Thy face, dear Lord,
Myself I want to see;
And while I every question sing,
I want to answer Thee.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Rachel Ewing worships at North Toronto Community Church where she is the bandmaster, songster accompanist, and corps pianist. She is also the accompanist for the Canadian Staff Songsters. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Western University and a Masters in Collaborative Piano Performance from the University of Toronto.
Rachel is a member of the Music and Gospel Arts department for the Canada and Bermuda Territory where she has worked for the last 6 years. Prior to working for The Salvation Army, she was a freelance accompanist in the Greater Toronto Area.
This is her first published band piece.