Nearer My God to Thee
Rising like a gentle prayer, this expressive setting of an old favorite is fresh and memorable. Lush legato ringing combined with skillful use of optional handchimes in both the treble melody and in the lower range create an elegant beauty that will linger in hearts long after the final notes fade away. This 63-measure setting is especially effective during Communion, Lent, or any time of quiet meditation. It is arranged in Eb Major.