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When I Return (Homeward Bound)

By Marta Keen

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Choir Sacred (3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB)) - Grade 2
Composed by Marta Keen. Arranged by Jay Althouse. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. Sacred Choral Series. Ash Wednesday; Easter; Folk; Funeral; Lent; Sacred; Spring. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.24231).

Item Number: AP.24231

Psalm 23, Psalm 48, Psalm 84, Psalm 121, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Ecclesiastes 12:1-7, Isaiah 58:11, John 16:5-15, Romans 5:1-5, Hebrews 11:13-16.

Sheer poetry! This anthem of timeless beauty opens quietly with a haunting, folk-like melody sung by a soloist (opt. section) and the simplest of accompaniments. Singing of the pilgrim on life’s journey, it gradually builds through powerful choral writing: "Christ, my one Lord and Master, guide each step of my way." The return of the soloist signals the simple yet dramatic farewell.