Listen to “Psalm of Hope” for SATB + piano Recording by the Bentonville High School Chamber Choir, Terry Hicks, conductor.
Listen to “Psalm of Hope” for SSA + piano
Recording by the senior women’s ensemble of the Arkansas Choral Connection’s Summer Choir Camp, Conway, Arkansas, Dawnelle Fincher, conductor
Originally commissioned as an SATB work by the Bentonville High School Chamber Choir of Bentonville, Arkansas for their performance at the 2004 Southwest Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, it was also performed in 2005 when the BHS Chamber Choir performed as an invited choir at the 2005 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Los Angeles.
Text adapted from the Psalms:
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? Of whom shall I be afraid? You are my hope, O God. My Rock, my Refuge. In You, In You I put my trust. In You I trust. Let me never be ashamed.