Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13
The celebrated passage where Jesus teaches His followers to pray is often set to music. This melodic original brings new understanding to the words of this foundational Scripture. Following the natural arch of the text, the music rises and falls effortlessly with caressing tenderness. As theanthem develops, the music grows in intensity to this regal, final affi rmation: “For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever!” The final sounds of the anthem are a series of meditative, hushed “Amens” that bring the prayer to a gentle and reverent conclusion.