No Greater Sacrifice (Remembering Christ's final days and ultimate gift of love). Composed by Larry Shackley. For SATB choir, piano, narrator (with optional orchestration (instrumental accompaniment)). Cantatas. Holy Week, Eastertide, Lent, Sacred. Choral octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.55-1138L).
No Greater Sacrifice is a thoughtful review of the last days of Jesus' earthly life as He prepared Himself and His followers for that which was to come. It is a poignant look at the Master as He fulfilled the call of God and became the sacrificial Lamb. The inspirational blending of music, lyrics, and narration provides the framework for a most meaningful worship experience. This work may be presented in a single 20-25 minute performance, or the five individual anthems and their correlating narratives may be used to present the final days of Jesus' life during a series of Lenten or Holy Week services. Beginning with the Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem and concluding with the resounding refrain Worthy Is the Lamb!, this flexible and practical worship resource is designed specifically for creative church musicians to use during the busy Lenten season.