Augsburg Fortress

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

This familiar hymn text is given a new melody and is set here for SATB choir, viola, and organ or piano. The cry "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" is prayed with both meek gentleness and intense proclamation. 
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • ISBN 9781451498936
  • Brand Augsburg Choral Library
  • Format Sheet Music
  • Dimensions 7 x 10.25
  • Pages 16
  • Season/Occasion General
  • Voicing Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Publication Date March 18, 2015

Composer Commentary

"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" was written at the request of Grace Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Virginia, to honor their long-time member The Reverend V. A. Moyer Jr., who had grown up in that parish and then went on to become a pastor and later a synodical president and bishop. To precede the familiar hymn text I added some verses from Psalm 139 about how God searches for us and holds us firmly in divine love. I wanted to create a musical setting that expressed the profound and intense nature of the psalm verses and hymn text. The rich tones of the viola are integral to the overall sound.