Canticle of Fellowship
The text of this SATB anthem is based on Col. 3:12-14 and John Fawcett's hymn "Blest be the Tie." Bell and choral parts are easy. The text begins, "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Forgive each other as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love." Handbells ring consistently for most of the piece except for 26 measures of rest near the beginning. Measures total 98.