SATB (with simultaneous solo and descant) and piano or organ. Text from St. John 6:35.
Notes: A very singable and straightforward communion anthem. Make sure that all the notes are correct in the opening unison refrain and that the word ‘thirst’ is given a little more time to be heard. The accompanying ‘Ahs’ should not obscure the solo melody at bar 15 but should be sung lightly and on the beat. Inexperienced singers will probably be caught out by bar 42 where the melody is changed to end the piece. Worth practicing several times!
I am the bread of life, he who comes to me will not hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.
I have come down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.