This majestic, approachable piece was arranged for the funeral of US President Gerald Ford and is also commonly known in the US as The Navy Hymn. Useful throughout the church's year, the text speaks of God's unending love, support, and protection for all those in peril. Cycling through three distantly related keys, the setting has exciting and seamless transitions and each verse feels fresh. The end is presented in unison with a final 'Amen', reflecting the unity of all those touched by God's unconditional love.
Mack Wilberg (b.1955)