Notes: A simple yet haunting song, suitable for communion in Lent. It can be performed in a number of ways:
1) Unison voices - Singing the soprano line and then the tenor line between bars 19-22
2) 2 part - with the lower part reading the alto line and singing the tenor line between bars 19-22
The melody should not be too fast and should always be sustained. The verses could be sung by a solo singer to provide contrast.
The text is adapted from St. Matthew and Psalm 51, and is not the Charles Everest hymn text.
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