The Yearning by Craig Courtney. For SATB choir, piano. Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christ the King. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4171L).
A stunning work of extraordinary power, this inspired anthem begins with a haunting melody that underscores the yearning of "hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow." The melody and lyrics gradually build to a dramatic climax of fulfillment that is found only in Emmanuel as His faithful people await "the day of His appearing.".