In the Morning
This beautiful prayer anthem offers your children’s choir and congregation the opportunity to corporately express thanksgiving and praise for the riches of God’s blessings. After an opening scripture narrative from Psalm 136:1 and Lamentations 3:22–23, the children’s choir offers gratitude to God for answering prayer, creating a wonderful world, and for being a loving and compassionate God. In the concluding stanza, optional flute and handbells along with the optional congregational singing combines to accompany the choir in a final declaration of thanksgiving for God’s bountiful gifts from above. The handbell part is written for bells in the 3rd-4th octave ranges, but they only play during the introduction and the last verse. Scored in F and G Majors, this anthem is 91 measures.