Lord of All (2011)
(Formerly 'Balham 120')

Duration: approx. 4:30

This Festival March was written for the 120th anniversary of the Balham corps of The Salvation Army (UK).

There's an overriding theme of God the Father, Son and Spirit reigning eternally, therefore songs referenced in the music are Lord, reign in me, I'm a soldier bound for Glory and He is the Lord (show your power)

Lord reign in me
Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams
In my darkest hour
You are the Lord of all I am
So won't You reign in me again

Brenton Brown
© 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)

I’m a soldier bound for Glory,
I’m a soldier going home;
Come and hear me tell my story,
All who love the Saviour, come.

I love Jesus, hallelujah!
I love Jesus, yes, I do;
I love Jesus, he’s my Saviour,
Jesus smiles and loves me too.

Richard Jukes (1804-67)
SA Songbook 338 (Tune: I'm a soldier TB 382)

He is the Lord, and He reigns on high 
He is the Lord 
Spoke into the darkness, created the light 
He is the Lord 
Who is like unto Him, never ending in days 
He is the Lord 
And He comes in power when we call on His name 
He is the Lord 

Show Your power, O Lord our God 
Show Your power, O Lord our God, our God.

Kevin Prosch
Copyright © 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing

 Computer generated track

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Score notes/technical comments for Bandmasters 

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At one point during the writing process I was taken in the direction of Leslie Condon's Faith Reborn (FS 419, publ. 1982) and, because anniversaries are good times to reflect upon and renew commitment to the cause of Christ, drafted a few bars of Condon's work to be referenced in this piece.  However the eventual shape of the music didn't allow for it to be included. Another time, perhaps. 

For the closing section I was strongly drawn to Dave Bilbrough's anthem All hail the Lamb and so the piece concludes with this as a fitting paean of praise to the One who 'reigns victorious, forever glorious'.  From my limited experience I can say that that's the best way to celebrate life: to daily give thanks to Jesus Christ who reigns over all things. In December 2013, prior to publication, the piece was renamed Lord of All.

All hail the Lamb, enthroned on high;
His praise shall be our battle cry.
He reigns victorious, forever glorious,
His name is Jesus, He is the Lord.

Dave Bilbrough
Copyright © 1987 Thankyou Music 

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