Dan Locklair has created a sensitive and imaginative setting of selected verses from Psalm 51. The opening words are set in a chant-like fashion mostly in unison with a quiet organ background. At the words restore unto me the joy of thy salvation the music turns quite dance-like in triple meter while all voices and the organ develop the rhythmic motives. The music reaches its climax with the words and uphold me with thy free spirit and concludes in the quiet spirit of the opening. This anthem is an inspired addition to the settings of this beloved text.