For Unison or Two-Part Choir and keyboard with optional C-Instrument. Tune: Greensleves (you know it, you love it!) Text from Colossians 3:12-17. This text only appears once in the lectionary. Year C - the First Sunday after Christmas. And here are three reasons why this is a GREAT anthem for the day (especially for numerically challenged choirs.)
Anointed as God's chosen ones,
beloved, pure, and holy,
With patience, kindness, clothe yourselves,
a mantle, meek and lowly.
Love, love, is all our joy,
binding us in harmony,
With love we can ne'er destroy
the peace of Christ within us.
Compassion, mercy, charity,
these gifts to us are given;
Forgive all others, bear with them,
as you have been forgiven.
Our words, our deeds, our gifts of love,
to Jesus Christ we raise them,
Give thanks to God who reigns above,
sing psalms and hymns to praise Him.