Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

VERSION FOR SATB CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Instrumentation

 

Flute
Oboe
English Horn
2 Clarinets in B
Bassoon
Horn
Percussion

crotales, suspended cymbal, triangle, bass drum, and mark tree

Bells
Chimes
Harp
Celeste
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

 

Program Notes

Since its first appearance, “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” has become one of today’s most popular hymns. The opening stanza of this call to worship invites Christians to pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence as the service begins. The final stanza urges believers to live in the love of God in anticipation of the full redemption of creation when Christ returns.