The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66496 Message #1105495
Posted By: Burke
30-Jan-04 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Psalm of Life (H W Longfellow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Life is real, life is earnest
Northern Harmony, a modern northeastern shape note book, has a 4 part setting of these words called "Life's Purpose." I know it's a recent composition, but I can't remember who did it off hand.
I think it uses just the 1st, 2nd & the verse that ends with "footprints in the sand of time." It is on the difficult side. One of the people in our local group really likes it so we do it fairly often, but I still have not mastered it.