GM 104A | Thy Little Ones

SATB, piano

Written in collaboration with successful composer J. Edmund Hughes, this arrangement of PROSPECT (Southern Harmony) is dedicated to the memory of young Maari Dickerson, who lost her courageous fight with cancer in August 2013. Maari’s parents, David and Margie, are active musicians in the Puget Sound area, and this is but one way we offer our support during their time of grief.

All royalties from the sale of this work will be donated to the Dickerson Medical Fund, to help the family with the huge medical bills incurred during Maari’s illness.

Text

Thy little ones, dear Lord are we,
and come Thy lowly bed to see;
Enlighten every soul and mind,
That we the way to Thee may find.

With songs we hasten Thee to greet,
and kiss the dust before Thy feet;
O blessed hour, O sweetest night,
that gave Thee birth, our souls delight.

O draw us wholly to Thee Lord,
Do Thou to us Thy grace accord,
True faith and love to us impart,
That we may hold Thee in our heart.

— Hans Adolf Bronson (1694-1764)