The reason we live
"Commissioned by the Federation of American Baptist Musicians in memory of esteemed publisher and friend, Don Hinshaw, this stirring anthem features an outstanding text by John Parker. The first section is from Ecclesiastes, and explores the transience and vanity of life as expressed by Solomon. Hayes has set this section in a lyrical, haunting minor mode that evokes a sense of longing and emptiness. As the phrase, "All is empty, all is vain" lingers in the air, the choir softly but confidently answers the question with "To love our God is the reason we live, to love our God - the highest call."I've included photos and a link below so you can listen to the song (sung by a different choir) to give you a glimpse of the sights and sounds that were present that night. There was an amazing gift given to my father that night, but I'm going to save that for another post.
Click here to take you to a page where you can listen to the song. You will need to click the link called, "sample audio" which will pop up a page where you can press play (the big arrow) to listen.
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