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Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB, SATB quartet, Youth Choir Mixed Or Unison


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Related song categories are:
Gathering of Israel
Missionary Work
Patience
Trials
Zion
A Cappella/Optional A Capella
Embark in the Service of God Mutual Theme 2015

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More about Michelle Willis:
Michelle is an accomplished composer and arranger who has received over a dozen awards from the LDS Church Music Submission contest. Michelle earned her bachelor's degree in Music Education from Boise State University and is the conductor of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra in the Salt Lake Valley. Michelle is a music specialist at Early Light Academy teaching music to K-6 as well as band and orchestra to 7-9 grade. Michelle has written over 100 pieces and has had her music performed all over the world as well as the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
Song background:

A new vibrant and exciting setting of a standard hymn text (Hymn #40 – a wonderful challenge for choral singers. Text by William G. Mills, 1822-1895

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Lyrics: Arise, O glorious Zion,
Thou joy of latter days,
Whom countless Saints rely on
To learn the Savior’s ways,
Arise and shine in splendor
Amid the world’s deep night,
For God, thy sure defender,
Is now thy life and light.

From Zion’s standard bearers
The gospel issues forth;
Their message to the hearer,
“Come gather all the earth!”
And Saints, that message bringing
To all the sons of men,
With the redeemed shall, singing
To Zion come again.

O hear their proclamation
And fly as on the skies!
For souls in every nation
Await God’s glorious prize.
Then, Zion, men shall hasten
To bow before their king;
And enemies who chasten
Will no displeasure bring.

Oh, grand, Eternal Father,
That we may faithful be,
And with the righteous gather,
And thy salvation see!
Then, with the hosts of heaven,
We’ll sing the immortal theme:
To him be glory given,
Whose blood did us redeem.
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