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He Sent His Son

About the Song

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott; Music: Michael F. Moody; Arrangement: Sally DeFord

It was such a pleasure to receive the assignment to arrange this lovely song. Michael Moody is one of my favorite musicians, and what’s even better, a wonderful person.

The two SSA arrangements posted here are almost identical. The original (without obbligato) was done for the March 2003 YW General Broadcast, then the obbligatos were added for the March 2009 YW Broadcast, and the piano part was modified slightly to accommodate them.

The Solo and SATB versions use a different accompaniment, and include a violin obbligato. The SATB is very easy, and should work well for smaller choirs.

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Recording featuring vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor:

Violin by Jana Hanni

Accompaniment track:

Violin by Jana Hanni
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How could the Father tell the world
Of love and tenderness?
He sent his Son, a newborn babe,
With peace and holiness.

How could the Father show the world
The pathway we should go?
He sent his Son to walk with men
On earth that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world
Of sacrifice, of death?
He sent his Son to die for us
And rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us?
What do the scriptures say?
Have faith, have hope, live like his Son,
Help others on their way.

What does he ask?
Live like his Son.

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  1. Cheryl

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful arrangement!

  2. sharlene lundy

    My mother and I thought the song is very beautiful and touching, we even copied the lyrics. We thank you very much.


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