Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
A Mark Miller jewel, this new setting of a prophetic text will challenge both your congregation’s spirit and your choir’s musicianship! A slow, dramatic introduction for alto solo or soli introduces the title question. Instructions to “hit it” best describe the energy and excitement of the remaining anthem. The vocal parts are quite accessible to your SATB ensemble, including youth. Do note the soprano high B[flat], which is optionalPerformance options include solo or soli on the opening section. This setting may be sung as a response to the reading of Micah 6, as a benediction, or general anthem.
Appropriate days: Service themes on Christian responsibility; use of Micah 6:8; and general worship.
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