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My Heart Is Longing

 

(SATB, organ, flute, cello) 3'45"

Kallman Creates Publications

 

A wistful Norwegian melody holds words of Christian hope and promise. Level: Med-Adv.

 

 

Listen (mp3, 5.4 MB; Normandale Lutheran Choir, Edina, MN; David Clarke, conductor)

 

View PDF

 

 

Choral Score: $1.95 Add to Cart


Instr. Parts: $4.00 Add to Cart

 

 

Composer's Notes:

This setting of the Norwegian folk tune was commissioned in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church, Westby, Wisconsin and to honor the memory of Grace Nelson, choir director. It was premiered in June of 2002.

 

Here is the text:

 

My heart is longing to praise my Savior,

And glorify his name in song and prayer;

For he has shown me his wondrous favor

And offered me all heav'n with him to share.

 

O blessed Jesus, what you have given,

Through dying on the cross in bitter pain,

Has filled my heart with the peace of heaven;

My winter's gone and spring is mine again.

 

O Christian friends, let our song ascending

Give honor, praise to him who set us free!

Our tribulations may seem unending;

But soon with him we shall forever be.

 

When we are home and we stand before him;

What matter then what we have suffered here?

Then he shall crown us, while we adore him;

So death and all our pain will disappear.

 

--Princess Eugenie of Sweden; tr. Peter A. Sveeggen