Humility and quiet fervor mark this setting of Christ's eternal words. It is completely different than the standard settings that we have heard so often, in that each section of the prayer is expressed in its own melodic, harmonic and textural language. The climactic arrival on the words "forever and ever" soar, and the final "amen" brings us full circle to the simplicity of the beginning of the anthem. String quartet and full orchestra parts and scores are available, as well as SSAA and TTBB adaptations.
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