William W. Phelps wrote this hymn text in response to a period of intense suffering from religious persecution. The jubilant four-hand piano accompaniment reflects his expressed hope in deliverance and redemption, while subtle dissonances suggest the strife that produced the text. The vocal writing is rich and full, and best suited for larger ensembles.
Available in the following versions:
for SATB and Piano Four Hands
SATB and Organ Four Hands