A Welcome Place by Joel Raney. For SATB choir. Church, General, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5658).
J. Paul Williams and Joel Raney have joined forces to provide a much-needed anthem addressing the church's role as a welcoming place in this world. The text is a fervent prayer of commitment to: feed the hungry; offer rest to the weary; and be a place of teaching the Word, "Lord of Mercy, Lord of grace, make this church a welcome place." The music is expertly crafted and provides options for the addition of 3-5 octave handbells.