The Breath of Angels

SATB, organ, brass quartet

A dramatic setting of an original text for Easter. Scored for SATB choir, organ and brass quartet.

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Text

The Breath of Angels
Baptized by the breath of angels
When they came in fear to tend to death.
Baptized by the breath of angels
Sent with joy to share instead:
Dawn of dawns
Morn of morns
Day of days
Death of deaths
Joy abounds
Spirit soars
Earth restored
Breath of breaths
Baptized by the breath of Jesus,
When they hid in fear and lonesome shame.
Baptized by the breath of Jesus,
“Peace be with you,” Christ proclaimed.
Night of nights
Awe alights
It is finished
Death of deaths
Spirit soars
Earth restored
Peace be with you
Breath of breaths
Baptized by the living waters,
Teeming with the Spirit’s breath.
Claimed as God’s own sons and daughters,
Fearless in the wake of death.
Day of days
Dawn of dawns
Morn of morns
Death of deaths
Spirit soars
Faith is born
New Creation
Breath of breaths

Text © Paul E. Hoffman

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