Ye Servants of God (Printable sample – pdf)
A true singer’s text, this anthem describes the reason we sing and effectively articulates the sacred calling to music ministry. Lush melodic themes set the words to flight and the dramatic piano part has a colorful tonal vocabulary adding to the sweep of the anthem.
Composer David Schwoebel has provided a winning ballad-like melody supported by strong harmonies and solid accompaniment for this scripturally rich text. Based on Ephesians 3:14-21, this anthem opens with an optional duet and climatically builds to the end challenging all Christians to be firmly established “in the soil of God’s great love” in all they say and do. The Rhythm packet contains parts for: Bass Guitar, Cello, Drums, Guitar, and Synth.
Beautiful music and a poetic text. Terry York is a writer with tremendous insight into matters of the spirit, and this new lyric richly set by David Schwoebel is a fine example. From hushed whispers to dramatic crescendos of sound, the music cradles this profound text in a true duet of mind and heart. This piece is traditional, but with a touch of the contemporary, making it useful to many different churches. The Music of the Song is superb!