SATB a cappella. Text attributed to Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Notes: The first three 2-bar phrases should be clearly defined. Train your choir to put the ‘t’ of ‘it’ on the last eighth note of the bar. This short piece could be sung just before or during communion on consecutive weeks during a particular season such as Lent or Easter.
Christ was the Word who spake it,
He took the bread and brake it,
And what his word doth make it,
That I believe and take it.