I Then Shall Live
This hymn text, written by Gloria Gaither, captures the experience of forgiveness and love with positive, resolute words of commitment, which are perfectly matched with Jean Sibelius' stirring tune FINLANDIA. Arranger Lloyd Larson's straightforward choral setting with keyboard accompaniment builds to a mighty ending, portraying the power and glory of God. The handbell part can serve as accompaniment in place of the piano for either choral version or it may be played as a stand-alone handbell choir piece. 89 measures in length, this piece begins in the key of F Major and then undergoes two key changes, to D Major and lastly G Major.