The Gift (2003)
SATB, organ (2 tpt., 2 tbn., timp. optional)
Text: Marilyn Biery
Commissioned by the American Composers Forum through the Faith Partners Program.
Published by MorningStar Music.
The hymn on which this anthem is based, “Lord God, the source of every gracious gift,” is bundled with the anthem.
Published by MorningStar Music. Distributed by Canticle.
Marilyn Biery’s fine hymn, which is also the text for this anthem, summarizes perfectly the attitude of the steward: thanks; resolve; action. Or as the philosopher said: “To be is to do and to know is to do.”