O my people, sisters, brothers

*** To help preparations for the Lambeth Conference of 2008, hymns were asked for. This was my offering.


O my people, sisters, brothers.midi

The context of the conference was extremely painful, and there were fears that the Anglican Communion might break apart. To shape this text I used the ancient liturgical form of the Good Friday Reproaches from the Cross and, in the first bar of music, I quote from a setting of the Reproaches I made for a presentation about the Passion given at Lee Abbey in 1974.