(Spring 2011) For my arrangements, I really like changing hymn texts in the hymnbook from plural possessive (we and our) to single possessive (I and my). I think it makes the message more intimate, more personal, more prayerful. I've wanted to do this for "Lord Accept Our True Devotion" for some time now. I wrote a quick, simple arrangement for cello to "Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing" (which BTW wouldn't work well with the text switch!), then got an email from a featured vocalist asking "Anything new you'd like me to try?" And the idea popped into my head to adapt the cello solo to something singable. And the meters are the same. And voila! Put a modulation in there and you've got another accomplished idea!