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‘I Then Shall Live’

Have you head this hymn before? I Then Shall Live–performed at Christ Church by the Longboat Key Chancel Choir: the melody you’ve probably heard as Finlandia, composed by Jean Sibelius.


By Request, ‘I Then Shall Live’

I Then Shall Live, performed a capella by the Gaither Vocal Band–if the melody of this hymn makes you think, “Why, that sounds just like Finlandia, by Sibelius,” give yourself high marks because that’s exactly what it is.

In fact, there are very many hymns and patriotic songs of various nations that are sung to the music of Finlandia.

Erlene, you asked for it, so here it is–a nice start to the day.


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