Blessed Assurance

One of the recurring issues inherent in this project has been finding tunes that fit the traditional hymn format: ie. verse-and-verse-and-verse.  I have consequently been led down paths of folk and roots more than I had expected, simply because those traditional styles also tend to neglect choruses.

Often I have failed even there, and ended up using snatches of the lyrics to create a chorus (eg. Abide With Me).

But sometimes, as is the case here, the problem is reversed: How can a hymn with a famous (and beloved) chorus/refrain be reframed without it feeling awkward and fake?

This is my story, this is my song;
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Well, I extended it a bit and all, but I'm pretty pleased with how it worked out.


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