Wherefore, O Maker
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text William Henry Hammond Jervois
Two-part choir, oboe/C inst., organ
Topics Communion, Offering, Prayer
1' 45" Price $1.75 (U.S.)
Released 6/05
Catalog no. 420-515
Difficulty Moderately easy

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Utilizing an original hymn tune by the composer, this simple offertory/prayer anthem is perfect for children's choirs, or for smaller youth and adult choirs. The first of its two stanzas is set in unison; the second presents the modal hymn tune in a canon involving both voice parts and the treble instrument. Easy and effective.

Anthem text
Wherefore, O Maker,
we thy humble servants
here bring before thee
Christ thy well beloved,
all-perfect offering
sacrifice immortal,
spotless oblation.

See now thy children
making intercession
through him our Savior,
Son of God incarnate,
for all thy people,
living and departed,
pleading before thee.

--William Henry Hammond Jervois, 1906


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