What a Covenant

HKJ playing ragtimeToday, no strings, no brass, no fancy pipe organs, just old-time camp meeting piano. We sing a bunch of these kinds of songs at Lakewood and I’ll be doing more of them here. This one’s a favorite and it’s got that certain swing to it that old-timey music has when the lady would play it and us kids would march in from Sunday School classes. Enjoy yourself singing along. It’s #471 in the New Century Hymnal. You can read all about it and see the music and representative text at https://hymnary.org/text/what_a_fellowship_what_a_joy_divine. Some of you may know it with the words, “What a Fellowship,” with the title, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” which is how I learned it.

Just a reminder that the complete collection of these hymn recordings is available for free listening (streaming) at https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/hymns-at-lakewood. When each new recording is posted on the church website, it is also added to this album.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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