I See My Jesus Crucified
Thomas P. Gouin

Composer Thomas P. Gouin
Text traditional
Voicing SATB, a cappella
Church Season Lent, Good Friday
Price $1.15 (U.S.)
Length Released 1/99
Catalog no. 405-431
Difficulty Mod. easy

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Stark, unaccompanied choral writing makes this a poignant and affecting work for Good Friday. Yet it is not at all difficult: the choir sings in unison and two-part textures till the final page. Ideal for smaller choirs, or those learning to sing well a cappella.

Anthem text
I see my Jesus crucified,
his wounded hands and feet and side,
his sacred flesh all rent and torn,
his bloody crown of sharpest thorn.

Those cruel nails, I drove them in,
each time I pierced him with my sin;
that crown of thorns 'twas I who wove,
when I despised his gracious love.

Then to those feet I'll venture near,
and wash them with a contrite tear,
and every bleeding wound I see,
I’ll think he bore them all for me.

Deep graven on my sinful heart,
Oh never may that form depart,
that with me always may abide
the thought of Jesus crucified.

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"This traditional spiritual is arranged for SATB a cappella choir. It has four verses, mostly of simple musical construction. The first is unison. The second and third are two-part, the second being arranged for women and the third arranged for men. The final verse is for SATB." --The Hymn, January 2001

 



 

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