The text is set for Easter Eve, but is suitable for all passiontide and for some times of condolence. The reflective yet hopeful mood makes it appropriate for wartime commemorations, such as the First World War centenary.
Written for and first performed by Richard Semmens, with the choir of St Martin's Church, Epsom.
The text is from Jeremiah, who attempts to come to terms with the disaster that has befallen him and his people and finds some consolation in the faithfulness of the Lord.
For baritone solo, four-part choir and organ.