God’s Blessing and Peace – SATB

SATB Voices and Keyboard, with Baritone Solo and Cello

Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Irish Melody
Words by Greg Funderburk
Free with Purchase: Orchestration MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s, Individual Cello Part
Commissioned by South Main Baptist Church – Houston, Texas
Duration 4:30-4:45

This setting of Greg Funderburk’s beautiful lyrics are set to an Irish Melody, traditionally known as The Parting Glass. The text describes a journey to grace, as the soloist is beckoned by the pealing of bells toward a place of worship where the singer is welcomed as family. The wide-opened arms of fellowship create a miracle of love with kindred company, and “place” becomes filled with “grace.” We find, we sing, and we share “God’s blessing and God’s peace.”