An easy anthem with words and music by John Rutter. There are four different versions of the vocal parts - unison (or two-part) with keyboard, upper voices with keyboard, SA and Men with piano, or SATB unaccompanied or with keyboard. An orchestral accompaniment compatible with the SATB version , SAMen version, and the unison version (although the orchestral parts are a semitone higher for the latter two) is available on hire. Also available in John Rutter Anthems.
John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.