This stirring anthem portrays the church at worship: gathering, giving thanks, greeting one another, offering prayers of confession and intercession, sharing in communion, making an offering, and going out together to serve. The bouncy, uneven melodic rhythm and the visual imagery of the text make this an ideal piece to choreograph for dancers and use with banners. Adding wrist bells to the dancers also accents the festive nature of the anthem.
Voicing: 3 octaves handbells
Composer: John D. Horman