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We Will Rejoice For Evermore Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2050 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB choir and organ

Level of Difficulty -
Moderate

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Thanksgiving

 
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music -
17 pages - 24 page booklet
 
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2004

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 

 
  Description/Remarks

With text from "Gates of Prayer" of The New Union Prayerbook 1975, PEL2050 We Will Rejoice For Evermore is a an inclusive, ecumenical paen to family, community, and service.
The graceful and subtly repeating stanzas express praise to our Creator:  for the beauty of this earth, for the satisfaction we derive in living in community with others,  for the  sweet contentment of our homes and family life, for our joy in the children we have nurtured, and our gratitude for the loved ones who have nurtured us in turn.

Halley's beautiful melodies and simple yet rich harmonies create a deeply felt context for the graceful and traditional sensibilities evoked by this text. There is something profoundly moving and unifying here, very American, very Copland-esque. This piece would be appropriate to any community or church celebration, dedication, reunion, or thanksgiving.
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Commissioned by First Congregational Church of Evanston, IL in honor of Mr. David Lornson, Director of Music - 2004

 
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  Text

We Will Rejoice For Evermore 

Words: Adapted from ‘Gates of Prayer’, 1975
(The New Union Prayerbook)

 

Let us rejoice in the light of day,
in the glory and warmth of the sun,
in the reawakening of life, to duty and labor. 

We rejoice in the light of day. 

In the quiet night, with its rest from toil
showing worlds beyond the dark,
and its revelation of eternity. 

We rejoice in the peace of night. 

In the earth with its hills and valleys,
its widespread fields of grain,
its fruit and hidden treasures. 

We rejoice in earth’s beauty today. 

In the strength to win our daily bread,
and in homes where we find refuge
from the cold and storm. 

We rejoice in our homes today. 

In the love of fathers and mothers,
in those who have nurtured our lives,
with whose blessing we go into the world. 

We rejoice in their love today.

In the children who bless our homes,
whose eager hearts and minds
are the promise of tomorrow. 

We rejoice in our children today. 

In friends who share our sorrows,
in friends who share our joys,
in the fullness of the abundant life,
in the serenity of old age,
in the peace that comes at last. 

We rejoice, and will rejoice for evermore.