Testimony

for SATB Chorus and Piano

Testimony

I Am a Child of God/I Believe in Christ

for SATB Chorus and Piano

Performance time 3:13 | 11,953 views | 1556 downloads | 6 comments

This arrangement combines the fundamental ideas from two foundational hymns into a short medley (and even, in the last verse, a “mash up”). The choir parts are almost entirely unison and the accompaniment is fairly straightforward. I first tackled this setting when serving as a full-time missionary in Scotland and it has since endured many rewrites and revisions. In the end, the simplest setting proved best.

I Am a Child of God | Text: Naomi Ward Randall, 1908–2001. © 1957 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. | Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977. © 1957 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

I Believe in Christ | Text: Bruce R. McConkie, 1915–1985. © 1972 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. | Music: John Longhurst, b. 1940. © 1985 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Arrangement © 2001, 2016 Steven Smith.

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I Am a Child of God | Text: Naomi Ward Randall, 1908–2001. © 1957 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. | Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977. © 1957 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

I Believe in Christ | Text: Bruce R. McConkie, 1915–1985. © 1972 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. | Music: John Longhurst, b. 1940. © 1985 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Arrangement © 2001, 2016 Steven Smith.

6 Comments

  1. I am so happy to see that Soundsmith Music is back! I used your music frequently when I was a ward choir director a few years ago and I always loved your beautiful arrangements. Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us. I will be sharing your website with my current ward choir director for sure!

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    • Thanks, Claire! I really appreciate your kind words and support. I hope to have some new things for your ward choir soon!

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  2. Testimony, simple but powerful!

    I love this arrangement of Testimony! Any Ward Choir could do it with 1 or 2 weeks practice but it is soooo powerful when both songs are sung together. You are very talented/gifted Steven. Thank you for making this available. I is simple, sweet and powerfully spiritual.

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    • Thank you so much! I’m very glad that it helped invite the spirit to your meetings. Good luck with your choir!

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  3. Thank you for this lovely arrangement! Is there any way to download the mp3 of this song (Testimony)? I was hoping to have our girls sing it at girls camp, yet there is no piano up at the campsite.

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