Dear Lord and Father of Mankind composed by Gilbert M. Martin (1941-). For SATB choir. Sacred Anthem, General, Lent. Medium. Octavo. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.10-1118).
Dramatic contrasts abound in this melodic and fervent setting of the familiar text by John Greenleaf Whittier. Harmonies are warm, and the accompaniment is filled with supporting coloration.