When I Return (Homeward Bound)Words and music by Marta Keen / arr. Jay Althouse SAB Choral Octavo Item: 00-24231
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Sheer poetry! This anthem of timeless beauty opens quietly with a haunting, folk-like melody sung by a soloist (opt. section) and the simplest of accompaniments. Singing of the pilgrim on life’s journey, it gradually builds through powerful choral writing: "Christ, my one Lord and Master, guide each step of my way." The return of the soloist signals the simple yet dramatic farewell.