for SATB Chorus
Text by Harriett Beecher Stowe
Published by Elaine Hagenberg Music.
Available for purchase and distributed by Beckenhorst Press
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s poetry comes to life in a beautiful new setting. Richly scored for SATB a cappella choir, the anthem exudes confidence, comfort, and assurance as it builds to the final statement, that in all circumstances, “I am with Thee." It makes a powerful statement of faith appropriate concert or worship.
Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh,
When the bird waketh and the shadows flee;
Fairer than morning, lovelier than the daylight,
Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee!
When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber,
Its closing eye looks up to Thee in prayer;
Sweet the repose beneath the wings o'ershading,
But sweeter still to wake and find Thee there.