Near the Cross with the Power of the Cross arranged by Joel Raney. For SATB choir. Calvary, Christ's Love, Forgiveness, Cross of Christ, Lent/Holy Week, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5686).
This Lenten anthem comes from Joel Raney's new contemporary tenebrae service, We Remember Calvary. Blending the classic hymn by Fanny Crosby & William Doane with Keith Getty & Stuart Townend's contemporary song creates a rewarding contrast uniting the prayerful words "Jesus, keep me near the cross. . .we stand forgiven at the cross." The optional instrumentation offers splendid texture and color in this affecting medley. The Instrumental packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, Cello, Synth String Reduction and Electric Bass.