I Will Extol Thee
The text for this original composition is taken from Psalm 145 (altered) and beings: I will extol Thee, my God and King, and bless they name for ever and ever. The music is set in 3/8 time and is marked "brightly, in one." The melody has a mild "Gaelic" feel to it while the accompaniment resembles the arpeggios of a harp. The handbells play in the last sections and almost always in a single, unison line.