This multifaceted piece serves as the Kyrie in a liturgical service but works equally well as a general anthem in a non-liturgical format. In each case, the piece provides a number of possibilities for use that are listed in the anthem. The anthem begins with an optional handbell processional that moves directly into the Kyrie setting where choir (or cantor) and congregation engage in a call and response dialogue between stanza and refrain. An optional C instrument and handbells provide additional color to this unique composition. Parts for string quartet are included at the end of the score as an accompaniment alternative for the piano.
Voicing: SATB with piano or string quartet (2 violins, viola, and cello), congregation, optional C instrument, and optional handbells (3, 4, or 5 octaves)