Personal Devotion

//Personal Devotion
  • TTBB anthem with baritone solo and piano accompaniment By: A.L. Pete Butler | Arr. By Donna Butler Douglas Level: Medium Difficulty Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now This anthem explores the joy and blessing of Christian service and includes excerpt of My Faith Looks Up to Thee hymn. Perfect for state denominational men's choruses.

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    The joy of serving Christ is indescribable To do His will brings peace beyond compare. To walk with Him each day makes life so rich and full For happiness and love are His to share. Life's greatest joy is serving Jesus, and in His strength to live each day. Life's greatest joy is yours in Jesus O let Him have control, then through His grace you'll know Life's greatest joy. O serve the Lord with gladness, giving thanks to Him, Devote your life to ministry and care. Commit your time and talents with an open heart, For we are living branches, fruit to bear. May Thy rich grace impart strength to my fainting heart My zeal inspire. As Thou hast died for me, O may my love for Thee Pure, warm and changeless be, a living fire! O deep within my heart I feel a blessed peace. I know that Christ, the Savior, dwells within. He came into my life and gave me full release, And through His grace has cleansed me from my sin. He's cleansed me from my sin, I'm free, I'm free from all my sin.
  • Unison anthem, solo or hymn Words and Music By: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Explore this meaningful work, available in two voicings: This arrangement is the original, suitable for small choirs or solo, and an alternate version, arranged by Donna Butler Douglas, is a more difficult setting suitable for TTBB choirs.

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    The joy of serving Christ is indescribable To do His will brings peace beyond compare. To walk with Him each day makes life so rich and full For happiness and love are His to share. Life's greatest joy is serving Jesus, and in His strength to live each day. Life's greatest joy is yours in Jesus O let Him have control, then through His grace you'll know Life's greatest joy. O serve the Lord with gladness, giving thanks to Him, Devote your life to ministry and care. Commit your time and talents with an open heart, For we are living branches, fruit to bear. May Thy rich grace impart strength to my fainting heart My zeal inspire. As Thou hast died for me, O may my love for Thee Pure, warm and changeless be, a living fire! O deep within my heart I feel a blessed peace. I know that Christ, the Savior, dwells within. He came into my life and gave me full release, And through His grace has cleansed me from my sin. He's cleansed me from my sin, I'm free, I'm free from all my sin.
  • Unison anthem or hymn Words and Music by: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now A wonderful hymn of conviction, this piece works well at the end of a service or as part of any theme of spiritual formation.

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    Now in this moment of silence, Now as I stand here alone, Now as I weigh life's great question, I must surrender my all. Lord, I come to you, I give you my life. Lord, I come to you, O take my will and selfish pride. All my sins I bring to you, O mighty King. And now I come to you, Lord Jesus. Now I have settled the question, Now my whole life has a plan, Now through God's grace there is vict'ry, I place my life in His hand.
  • SATB anthem Music by: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Explore this new tune to the familiar text.

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    I have a song I love to sing, since I have been redeemed. Of my Redeemer, Savior, King, since I have been redeemed. I have a Christ who satisfies, to do his will is my highest prize, I'm singing his praises to the skies, since I have been redeemed. I have a witness bright and clear, since I have been redeemed. Dispelling every doubt and fear, since I have been redeemed. I have a home prepared for me, Where I shall dwell eternally. And my dear Savior's face I'll see, since I have been redeemed.