First Fruits composed by Ruth Elaine Schram. For SATB choir, piano (with optional flute). Sacred Anthem, General, Thanksgiving. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3898L).
Lord, we offer the first fruits. . .they already belong to You. Ruthie Schram has composed an anthem of grateful devotion celebrating God's wonderful gifts to us. Opening with original music full of her signature gifts of both melody and harmony, it quite naturally leads to a statement of the beloved traditional hymn, Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated. Elegant keyboard accompaniment is crowned by an optional obbligato for flute or C Instrument.