Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old
The hymn tune SAMANTHRA is a wonderful American melody that dates back to the early 1800s. It is paired most often with the text "Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old" and "His Voice, as the Sound of the Dulcimer Sweet". Brenda Austin has written a gentle, lyrical arrangement that expresses both beauty and charm. Handchimes are used to convey the melody in the middle section as the handbells provide a satisfying and rich harmony. This work is perfect for worship and concerts alike.