He Chose to Die composed by J. Paul Williams and Patti Drennan. For Choral (SATB). Shawnee Press. Choral, Obligato Instrument-Cello, Holy Week and Sacred. 12 pages. Shawnee Press #A7168. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35008986).
Uses: Good Friday
Scripture: Titus 2:13-14; Matthew 20:28; Mark 9:12
From the opening sounds of a lonely cello to the final hushed whispers of the choir, this Holy Week anthem is an expressive portrait of grace. The text reminds us of the boundless love of Christ as He chooses Calvary to become the Redeemer of the World. The melody caresses this sensitive text with a delicate touch and the deep sonorous qualities of the part-writing create an atmosphere of profound contemplation.