Beckenhorst, 2011

A new setting of the well-loved hymn, with a piano countermelody floating over top of the traditional hymn tune. Written as a memorial piece for Ron Hawks, who passed away unexpectedly not long after commissioning Dan’s well known setting of How Great Thou Art. The memorial setting was the reason for the tender musical style, as well as the choice of stanzas, including “I’ll love Thee in life, I’ll love Thee in death” and the triumphant final stanza about heaven.

Optional parts for string quartet and horn available.

Instrumentation: Piano, Horn, String Quartet