The Church Pianist: Haven of Rest (part two)
The Haven of Rest is such a comforting hymn. Part two of this vocal arrangement contains the first part of the chorus.
(It would be beneficial to print the music (both pages) so you can see it as I describe the piano accompaniment.)
Special note: I forgot to include the last word and notes on page one.
I have included page one (part one) again with the correction…as well as page two (part two).
Description of the piano accompaniment for page two:
The chorus reveals the result of salvation…the sweet assurance that comes from asking Jesus to be your Saviour.
The beginning of the chorus begins with an upward movement in the right hand on the word “I’ve”…to portray an overwhelming sense of joy as the lost soul accepts Christ as their Saviour.
Then…a full chord in the right hand on the word “anchored” to depict a steadfast, secure sound.
Notice the upward sweep of sixteenth notes in measure___for a vivid picture of the word “sail”.
Part three will start with a troubled tone…”The tempest may sweep o’er the wild stormy deep–In Jesus, I’m safe evermore.”
I can’t wait to share this contrast in part three of “The Haven of Rest”.
It’s fun making the old hymns come to life with descriptive accompaniment.
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