This anthem was written as a piece for Christian worship. It reminds us that Jesus is the everlasting light of the world and draws upon the words of the Lord’s Prayer. It builds the layers of voices arriving in full S.A.T.B. by verse 3. A simple theme is used on the piano as an introduction and between the 3 verses which gives a link the form of the final “Amen”.
This uploaded version is reduced for simplicity but scholars will note that by writing 2 parts to a stave the stems of the notes to differentiate between soprano and alto on the top stave and then tenor and bass on the second do not always point in the correct direction.
Faith schools in particular will find this a useful piece. It has been sung in an assembly and as part of a carol service.
I have performed this with a Church choir singing the full S.A.T.B. as written and have performed it with a school choir of year 9 to year 12 pupils singing it as S.S.A., ie the second soprano follows the written alto and a mixed tenor/alto group sing the written tenor. It has also worked with a small group singing the melody only in unison.