Photo © 1995 Mary Saxton [Griffin]. Used by permission.
This is my "testimony in song", written in 1978 while a freshman at college, originally entitled "Romans 8:38". Since that time, the Lord has blessed me with many talented people who helped in arranging it for choir and piano. After furthering my musical studies, I focused on enhancing the accompaniment with a full orchestration, completed in May 2006. Thanks to Dennis Johnson [different than the co-arranger], director of the Murray State University orchestra, and his students, for performing a read-through. Thanks also to Camp Kirkland and others who reviewed the early drafts.
If you are a church orchestra director interested in obtaining the orchestral score and extractions, please contact me. A link to the free mp3 of the orchestration track is above, and is very suitable for pre-recorded accompaniment. I also have printed choir/piano copies of the score available.
Orchestration MP3 note: "The orchestral samples used in this recording are from Garritan Personal Orchestra (TM)" and were prepared using Finale® 2006 which includes GPO. If you burn the mp3 of the orchestral track to a CD, please be sure to include the above courtesy credit for Garritan (the part in quotation marks) on your CD label.
"Our Song of Victory"
Inspired by Romans 8:38-39
Words and Music by
Lawrence Keith Holder.
Copyright © 1992 & MIDI (P) 1996 Lawrence Keith Holder
There is also a Dutch Translation courtesy of Gerard Gutter
Our Song of Victory Words & Music by Lawrence Keith Holder Arranged by Johnson/Pierson/Holder Copyright © 1992 Lawrence Keith Holder 1. The Lord provides for me always, For each and ev'ry care. And tho' the storms should come, I know that Christ is always there. And who shall take salvation from me, Or steal the grace I've known? Not even the gates of hell Shall destroy the love that God has shown, The love that God has shown. Chorus: For I'm sure that neither death, nor life, Nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in the world Shall be able to cut us off from God, Shall be able to separate this Love, In Christ Jesus, we have won! We have won! 2. Jesus Christ is the Answer, I need to search no more, For when by grace He called to me, I opened wide the door. No longer must I fear the Temptor, Nor face this life alone: My Savior is here to stay, Till the day He brings me home, The day He brings me home. Repeat Chorus: For I'm sure that neither death, nor life, Nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in the world Shall be able to cut us off from God, Shall be able to separate this Love, In Christ Jesus, we have won! We have won!