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Eternal Gifts - by Paul Halley
Publication Details


  Catalogue Number -

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with Treble and Baritone Solo
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem,
Feast of St. Matthew

Duration -
8:00 mins

Pages Music -
14 pages - 20 page booklet
Format -
SATB with treble and baritone solo/organ
choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2007

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal - pages 1-3 of 14


Commissioned for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of St. Matthewʹs Anglican Church, Ottawa, Choir of Men and Boys, Ottawa and in honour of Michael Rayner, boy chorister from 1951 to 1957.  

Read about the Men and Boys Choir and the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2007 in this article from The Ottaw Citizen, September 9, 2007. READ...

St. Matthew's Choir of Men and Boys circa 1963.
Paul Halley is fourth from left, second row of standing boys, with ruff but no medallion (yet)


Sound Clip ◙♫
"Eternal Gifts"
Live concert premiere (2007)
St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Ottawa,
Choir of Men and Boys
with baritone soloist, Gerald Finley
(a boy chorister at St. Matthew's in his early years.)

'Eternal Gifts' from the archival recording
of the premiere performance
of this work in 2007.

Gerald Finley, baritone,
Daniel Taylor, alto,
Peter Mansbridge, news anchor,
and Paul Halley, composer,
are among the graduates of
St. Matthew's Choir of Men and Boys.

Gerald Wheeler, Brian Law, and Matthew Larkin
are among those who have served as
Directors of the excellent music program
at St. Matthew's.

Paul Halley as Chorister and Assistant Organist
at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Ottawa
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Eternal Gifts

What wonderful majesty!
What stupendous condescension!
O sublime humility!
That the Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
should humble Himself like this
under the form of a little bread,
for our salvation.

Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valued than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to the span of your life? 

And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

Therefore, do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.

The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
The apostle’s glory let us sing;

And all, with hearts of gladness, raise
Due hymns of thankful love and praise. 

(Anglican Hymnal No. 212) 

Thou, Lord, e’en now art calling me,
I will leave all, and follow thee. 

(Anglican Hymnal No. 201)