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Come Thou Almighty King

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For the Beauty of the Earth

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Come Thou Almighty King

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Come, Thou Almighty King, help us Thy name to sing

Help us to praise:

Father all glorious, O’er all victorious,

Come, and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

 

Come, Thou Incarnate Word, Gird on Thy mighty sword,

Our prayer attend:

Come, and thy people bless, and give Thy word success:

Spirit of holiness, on us descend.

 

Come, Holy Comforter, Thy sacred witness to bear,

In this glad hour:

Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart,

And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of pow’r.

 

The Thee, great One in three, eternal praises be,

Hence, evermore!

Thy Sovereign majesty may we in glory see,

And to eternity love and adore!

 

Arrangement Copyright 2000 Don Wigton

 

“All  creation waits to hear the trumpet’s song.”   The coming King. . .will  reign in glory. . .to fill my heart. . .with joyful song.

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Song Story

This song is usually attributed to Charles Wesley and first appeared anonymously in George Whitefield’s Hymn Book.  It was probably published this way for good reason because scholars agree that Wesley wrote this praise hymn as an imitation of the English national anthem “God save Our Gracious King.”  This national anthem had just been written and was popular throughout England.  “Come Thou Almighty King” perhaps was Wesley’s way of keeping priorities right.

 

The fact is, I just like playing this hymn!  Just about every time I sit down to the piano to mess around you can be certain that this song will be played.  It moves real good on the keyboard.

 

I have used this hymn regularly at church during the times we gather to praise God in song.  Congregations love to sing this arrangement, so I knew I was going to include it as an mp3 offering.

 

Originally I had intended to put vocals into this arrangement, and I might yet.  However, the instrumentals sounded so good on their own I decided to release “Come Thou Almighty King” as an instrumental for the “Piano” CD.  So here it is!  I pray that you enjoy it as much as I have.

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Fairest Lord Jesus

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Fairest Lord Jesus,

Ruler of all nature,

O Thou of God and man the son,

Thee will I cherish,

Thee will I honor,

Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

 

Fair are the meadows,

Fairer still the woodlands,

Robed in the blooming garb of spring;

Jesus is fairer,

Jesus is purer,

Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

 

Fair is the sunshine,

Fairer still the moonlight,

And all the twinkling starry host:

Jesus shines brighter,

Jesus shines purer,

Than all the angels heaven can boast.

 

Arrangement Copyright 2000 Don Wigton

  

Gently a flute introduces a melodic classic guitar lifting praise to Jesus who is fairer than all else. . .A somber cello accompanies the soothing rhythm of the guitars to lift the soul in adoration of Jesus who shines brighter and purer than all the angels heaven can boast.

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Though this is sometimes called the Crusader’s Hymn, it probably was never sung until several hundred years after the Crusades.  I was possibly first sung by the followers of reformer John Hus, who lived near Prague around 1400.  The Hussites had to maintain their faith in secret after they were expelled from Bohemia to settle in Silesia.  Yet they had a strong tradition of hymn singing and the most reliable sources state that this praise hymn came from these humble Christians.  In spite of the fact that the Hussites were persecuted, this great hymn favorite only talks of the fact that Jesus is fairer than anything else we may adore.

 

This hymn arrangement was made during a very trying time in my life during which I was ministering to my mom who was suffering from lung cancer.  Since she lived several hundred miles away my music time had become very limited.  I didn’t think that I could keep up with my one-mp3-per-day schedule that I had purposed for myself.

 

However, in contemplating how to continue writing music within this busy schedule a very simple but beautiful arrangement of “Fairest Lord Jesus” came to me.  Immediately I went to the keyboard and composed and the arrangement was completed within a few hours.  This is the quickest mp3 that I have ever produced, and yet one of the most beautiful in its simplicity.  A gentle flute introduces soothing acoustic guitars followed by the resonate cello that carried the hymn to its conclusion.

 

The arrangement is beautiful, but hardly as fair as Jesus, whom it praises. The words of this comforting song ministered to me through a very difficult time as I was reminded that the goodness of Christ makes even “the woeful heart to sing.”  Those who love God can have His hope to rejoice in during the most difficult times!

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For the Beauty of the Earth 

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For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the Beauty of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Lining sense to sound and sight:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above;

For all gentle thoughts and mild:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For Thy church, that evermore

Lifteth holy hands above;

offering up on every shore

Her pure sacrifice of love:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For Thyself, best Gift Divine!

For our race so freely given;

For that great, great love of Thine,

Peace on earth, and joy in heaven:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise:

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 

Arrangement Copyright 1999 Don Wigton

 

“The search for the nature of the universe begins with praise.”  Glistening melodies call to the world’s Designer. . . searching for perfect peace in creation’s majesty. . .finding solace in the hands of  the Lord of all.

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Song Story

 

Since Roman times the town of Bath, on the banks of the Avon River in England, has been considered one of the most beautiful spots in the British Isles.  It is enclosed by an amphitheater of hills and blessed with warm springs that has made it both a pleasure resort and a health spa for the sick.

Though Folliot Pierpoint was born in Bath, he went away to attend Cambridge University where he eventually became a classical scholar and taught.  It was when he was twenty-nine that he returned home where he was overwhelmed by the beauty of the countryside.  It was this experience that inspired this favorite praise hymn.

According to Romans 1 there are two choices that one can make after he has laid his eyes on the beauty of the earth.  He can worship the Creator or he can worship the creation.  God has made Himself so evident in His creation that those who reject Him are left with no excuses.  The creation speaks of God to such a degree that the Middle Age Christian philosopher, St. Thomas Aquinas, declared that it proves God’s existence.  Nothing but God the great Designer could have created a universe that is so filled with design.  Where there is design, there is a Designer.

 

The world is not chaotic but, in contrast, well ordered.  Yet those who choose to walk away from the truth proclaim that everything came about by mere chance.  They have developed the theory of evolution as their excuse to reject God.  They have chosen to worship the creation and have given themselves over to every imaginable sin just as the Apostle Paul predicted in the book of Romans nearly 2000 years ago.

 

On the contrary, Christians have chosen to worship the Creator who is to forever be praised.  They see the wonder of His works and fall down to their knees to humbly acknowledge God who made the and chose them from the foundation of the world.  This is the great truth that “For the Beauty of the Earth” proclaims.  That is why I love the song!

 

Since I have pursued a study of worship, I have become more-and-more enamored with God as He displays Himself in the things He has made.  In my younger days I use to go to my favorite spot in the Sierra Nevada to worship the mountains.  Now I go to enjoy God. 

 

I have learned to recognize God even in the hustle and bustle of city life.  On the way home from work, even though in the midst of heavy traffic, I will become suddenly aware of the great spectacle that God has placed in the sky in yet another glorious sunset.  Time-and-time again I will be distracted from the guy cutting me off to find myself worshipping God who made everything.

 

This manifestation of God’s glory has become so important to me that I was overcome with desire to create an arrangement of this great hymn that calls on believers to worship their Creator.  I had played it for years in church, and so I had an idea how it was going to be arranged.  Yet I was amazed how quickly the parts went down.  In fact, the entire cut went from idea to mp3 in just a couple of days.

 

As it turned out, it turned out to be one of my favorite hymn arrangements.  It begins with a kicking piano part with a French horn playing the melody line over it.  A cool theme after the first stanza leads to the second verse where the strings sneak in.  Eventually the rhythm section (drums and bass) kicks in to create a nice grove underneath.  Play the piece as you are enveloped in one of the wonders that God puts before your eyes.  We are convinced that you will be moved to rapturous praise!

 

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