This setting should be fairly easy to learn with its repeating A and B sections. A four-measure introduction hints at the melody while building for the vocal entrance. The following eight measures establish the primary melodic material for the solo. A contrasting section of eight measures enters on the second page. These two sections continue to alternate throughout the remainder of the solo.
The textual theme is based on finding a quiet, secluded place where the singer and God commune. The assurance of God’s constant presence offers peace and calm.
PERFORMANCE OPTIONS include singing this as a unison anthem (an SATB anthem is also available, Item No. 073405), meditation, or prayer response.
APPROPRIATE DAYS: Worship themes on quiet time, God’s steadfastness, or prayer; Sundays in Lent; and general worship.
VOCAL DIFFICULTY: Moderate
ACCOMPANIMENT DIFFICULTY: Moderately difficult