For God So Loved The World

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB and piano

This piece is a setting of the beautifully poetic King James version of John 3:16. It is simple and elegant, and suitable for church choirs. It was commissioned in 2001 for Pastor Douglas R. Roper, on the occasion of his retirement from Minnewashta Church, Shorewood, Minnesota. Pastor Roper, who sang in his church choir, had been rehearsing the piece for weeks without knowing it was a special commission or even a new piece. On his last Sunday, it was announced that the piece had been written in his honor.

Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
HP04-07
Duration: 
3:00
Total Pages: 
9
Commissioned By: 
Minnewashta Church, Shorewood, Minnesota
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
06/03/2001
Premiere Ensemble: 
Adult Choir of Minnewashta Church, Shorewood, Minnesota
Text
Text Author or Source: 
John 3:16
Language: 
English
Text: 

For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.