Drawn by His Word


David N. Johnson

Text Author: J. Michael Joncas

Arranger: J. Michael Joncas

Tune © 1969, Setting © 2018 Contemporary Worship I, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Words © 2018 GIA. This setting publ. in 2018 by GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Horn in F, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Timpani

Tune Name: Earth and all stars

Music Source: Setting by Michael Joncas

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: M


This concertato pairs an original text with the tune EARTH AND ALL STARS. Suitable for many liturgical moments, the five-stanza hymn explores the apostolic foundation and character of the Church, while the music provides a sturdy and enduring setting that will send the congregation forth with a sense of mission!

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Ascension of the Lord A, Ascension of the Lord B

Rites: Mission Sending, Ordination / Holy Orders, Religious Profession

Topical: Discipleship, Mission

Bible Reference: Matthew 28:16–20

Scored for: Brass

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quintet

Major Works: Concertato

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo