When constructing this arrangement there were several elements I wanted to implement to give this sacred hymn a sense of style and feeling. I wanted the piece to be in a comfortable octave for my voice, so I wasn't singing too high or too low. I wanted it to be a fairly up-tempo arrangement with syncopation and vocal freedom. I didn't want the song to feel like it finished too soon, so I added a piano interlude. I wanted there to be a build-up from the first verse to the second verse, to quiet down in the beginning of the third verse, and then to reach it's climax during the second half of the third verse. All in all, this is the outcome of my plans and design to create an appropriate arrangement to this beautiful psalm.
Just as there was a plan in my mind in order to create this arrangement, there is a grand designer that has architected a loving plan for all of us. We have purpose in this life, and what would it mean to know what this purpose is?