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A Prayer of Compassion

A Prayer of Compassion

Product Number: 8730*

Composer: Walker, Gwyneth

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8730 A Prayer of Compassion
file_8730-E A Prayer of Compassion (Downloadable)
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This is a prayerful, homophonic setting of texts from three sources: Psalms 4:8, Psalms 5:8, and the final line from John Greenleaf Whittier's "Divine Compassion." Set for SATB chorus (divisi) unaccompanied, the music is approachable and sensitive. Moments of reflection give way to moments of grandness, "Only by your Grace, not by my merit, no praise be mine." The piece ends quietly, "Let me keep a heart that still can feel, and eyes that still can weep." In today's world, a prayer for us to remain sensitive to suffering is never out of place. Duration: 1:45

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 8730*
Composer/Arranger Walker, Gwyneth
Text Author Whittier, John Greenleaf
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus (divisi) unaccompanied
Liturgical Year General
Topics (Sacred) Justice/Peace/Social Concerns, Prayer
Difficulty Moderately Easy
Common Lectionary Proper 10(15)C
Scripture Psalms 4:8; Psalms 5:8
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Recorded by The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis, MN. Recording Engineer: David Trembley, Soundmaster Productions.
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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