Invitation and absolution of penitential rite © 1973 ICEL. Hymn Words © 1992, Music © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.
Item #: G-5209 Status: Available
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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Priest, Assembly
Separate Instruments: C Instrument, Cello, Guitar
Series: Ritual Prayer
Difficulty Level: E
Though identified as an “Advent” gathering rite, this text uses the winter cold and accompanying darkness as a metaphor for the times when we experience fear and despair, and calls upon the Holy Light to “warm our time of winter.”
While the accompanying penitential rite has a distinct Advent character, the hymn would be appropriate during the long cold, dark days of winter.
Categories: Choral/Vocal, Liturgical
Rites: Lord, Have Mercy / Kyrie, Night Prayer / Compline, Penitential Act Form 3
Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds
Number of Pages: 12