Praise the God of Resurrection (An Easter Cantata). Composed by Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano accompaniment (with optional orchestration). Cantatas. Eastertide, Lent, Sacred. Choral score. Published by Exaltation Publications (LO.55-1117L).
References to resurrections are often met with skepticism. The fact that the church's Easter message has withstood the test of time is a living testament to the hundreds of first-century eye-witnesses who saw Jesus in the days immediately following His resurrection and the hundreds of thousands of believers who, down through the centuries, have perpetuated the message of the risen Christ. "Praise the God of Resurrection!" traverses the breadth of human emotion found in the passion story of our Lord. From hours of solitude and rejection to glorious alleluias, the pervading theme is that ultimately God is in control. Walking through the last days of Jesus' earthly life, this short cantata is a moving reminder of the power of the living God. A sensitive blending of scripture and inspired music, this work will enrich Lenten and Holy Week worship services in churches large and small.