by James Biery (MorningStar Music Publishers MSM-50-8385, 2015)
SATB Choir, Organ, and Oboe (Violin, Flute, or Clarinet)
An evocative setting of the beloved Horatius Bonar hymn text, commissioned and first performed by the Music Ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. The voice of Jesus is represented first in music, by the sound of the oboe, then in words, by the men of the choir. After each of Jesus’ three invitations, the entire choir sings in response. The piece ends with the voice of Jesus echoing in our hearts.