The introduction to this arrangement of the hymn tune FRED TIL BOD features a happy, bouncy original theme, using thumb-damping, mallets, and echoes, with a lyrical, joyful flute melody. A slower section follows, accompanied by mournful and poignant text painting, illustrating the text “Jesus lives! Why do you weep? Why that sad and mournful sigh?” The piece concludes as happy as it begins, with the realization of the risen Christ, with a glorious ending of shakes and martellatos. While the flute part (included) is optional, it adds sparkle to the arrangement. 98 measures in C Major.
Other texts which use this tune include: "Father, Who the Light This Day" and "Peace to Soothe Our Bitter Woes" as well as "Christ Whose Glory Fills the Sky" and "For the Beauty of the Earth" making this a versatile selection for your library.