Click to enlargeA New Life (SATB w/piano)

David Hepburn is a retired minister-of-music, choir director, band director, missionary, teacher, and school president, and a fine tenor and trumpeter. His many compositions are a testament to the works of Jesus he has seen in the lives of others and in his own life.

David wrote this song for his musical Philippians - A Love Letter, basing it on Phiippians 1:20-21.

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By the Spirit of God, I have been born again.
For me to live is Christ,
Oh praise His holy name.

The work of His Spirit will continue in my heart.
He will never leave me, our ways will never part, never part, never part.

By the Spirit of God, I have been born again.
For me to live is Christ,
Oh praise His holy name!
Praise His holy name! Praise His holy name!

Now I live in eager expectation,
Born again, praise God, a new creation,
In life and death, in every situation,
Born again! Born again! Born again!
Praise His name!

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This song appears in the musical with two slightly different endings. The pdf file contains both. Either may be used for stand-alone performance.

MP3 sound sample: New Song Singers, 1976.

A NEW LIFE by David Hepburn for SATB choir with piano comes in a pdf file of 494K, twelve pages of music and a license page, thirteen pages in all. Performance time should be approximately 1:30.

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