FALLING INTO MERCY

 

This work comes from amazement - that the encounter with divine love, our relationship with the sacred, is to be constantly astonished by the endlessness of the depths of love. Love's persistence, again and again, whatever our failures to be people of love, is our reassurance of our precious and limitless value in the eyes of our Creator. And this mercy, this depthless mercy, frees us to be become ourselves most fully, seeking, uncertain, but tenacious pilgrims.

Falling Into Mercy was commissioned by The Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy of the Oregon Bach Festival, in honor of the Academy's 20th Anniversary; and the St. Olaf College and Anton Armstrong, Professor of Music & Conductor of the St. Olaf Choir.

 

May be performed unaccompanied or with piano.

 

 

  • SATB

    VOICING

  • 2017

    YEAR

  • 4'30 minutes

    DURATION

  • Euan Tait

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SATB div. unaccompanied or with piano

Printed scores: Boosey & Hawkes, Hal Leonard, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: J. W. Pepper

THE TEXT

To fall into mercy

is to keep falling,

endlessly, the one fall

that cannot be stopped

since love’s depths

have never been sounded.

 

No wonder, the wonder

that saints, the everyday

ask for the mercy

of emptiness, to be filled

with mercy such as this,

to be loved this way.

Euan Tait

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