Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Piano solo (Easy-Moderate)
An accessible piano collection for worship, sure to be used in your music library for years to come. The variety of style and texture in this collection make it useful for various occasions and moments in the worship service.
- All Creatures of Our God and King
- Amazing Grace
- Be Still, My Soul
- Be Thou My Vision
- Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- How Firm a Foundation
- It Is Well with My Soul
- Jesus, Lover of My Soul
- Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
- My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
- This Is My Father’s World
Timothy Shaw has a beautifully reflective way of playing traditional hymn tunes on the piano. This collection embodies that style. With directions such as “pensively,” “thoughtful,” “calmly,” “relaxed,” “lightly,” and “peacefully,” each setting gives the listener a moment to breathe and be renewed. Even the traditionally triumphal “All Creatures of Our God and King” (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) is presented in a straightforward, almost delicate arrangement that invites the listener to ponder the tune itself. There are a few unexpected entries, such as “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (NETTELTON), written as a quasi-jazz ballad improvisation; “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (HYMN TO JOY), a set of five variations; and “Be Still, My Soul” (FINLANDIA), which swings between minor and major tonalities. Many of the pieces are 2-3 pages long and very accessible. Overall a satisfying, lyrical collection. Downloadable files available for individual purchase.