Living Word of God Eternal
Bruce Saylor is well-known for his arrangements of hymn-tunes. Here in “Living Word of God Eternal”, Saylor has composed a new hymn-tune, ‘Rowthorn’. This is named for the author of the text, the Rt. Rev. Jeffery Rowthorn. The first four verses are set to be sung quietly yet with inner strength. The third verse features women alone while the fourth verse is sung ‘a cappella’. The final verse is sung out and invludes a soaring descant with an exciting organ accompaniment. This piece makes a splendid anthem for the Eucharist.