Yes, but it is the opinion of virtually all tenors, that bass should be
emasculated....  ;-)

Sounds like you'd like to put his words to the tune of that rousing
English bar song, The Star Spangled Banner.

When you consider the average Conference talk Elder McConkie gave, it
seems to me that the hymn, to fit him, should be sober and menacing (I
recall him mentioning the nuclear holocaust that was sure to come). Not
my idea of a tune for such lovely words.
Second, his poem was not originally designed to be made into a song. Such
a long poem does not tend towards a good hymn, with few exceptions. You
won't see many hymns that long anywhere.

K'aya K'ama,
Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1    http://www
"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."  -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I've never been particularly impressed by the musical setting of "I
Believe in
Christ," but maybe for an odd reason. It's not that it's ill-suited to
the words
(although I don't think they are well-matched), it's that they're also
to the *author* of the words, BRMcC. You'd think that they'd have given
even a
relatively contemplative hymn by him some more, I dunno, "oomph" or
something. I
don't mean a potboiler, but something with some more range and and the
bass line
is, I'm sorry, emasculated to me.

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