This is a brief yet immediately attractive work that gives a jewel-like quality to the moving text by George Herbert. American composer Robert Roth provides a memorable musical setting by subtly changing the harmony of each verse. The contemplative quality is further extended by the short phrase lengths, giving the listener pause to thinkabout the text. A lovely descant sets off the final verse and the work concludes in quiet wonder. This could make a beautiful introit as well as a prayer response at any time of the year.