Saint Anthony Prayer

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB chorus, children's chorus, viola

This piece celebrates Saint Anthony, patron saint of lost things, known especially for his love of children and the poor. Composed for the Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis) parish choirs, it features adult and children's choirs, and is cradled by viola at the beginning and end of the piece.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
HP04-15
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
12
Commissioned By: 
Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis)
Premiere
Premiere Ensemble: 
Basilica of St. Mary Choirs
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Noah Keesecker
Language: 
English
Text: 

St. Anthony Prayer

St. Anthony, Ark of the Covenant,
proclaim to us your wisdom.
Where your faith is spoken,
the lost are found.

St. Anthony, St. Anthony,
Hold within your arms The Child
As we embrace our Lord.
St. Anthony, Wonder Worker,
Convert our hearts with devotion.
When your voice is lifted,
so are our prayers.

St. Anthony, St. Anthony,
Hold within your arms The Child
As we embrace our Lord.
St. Anthony, Doctor of the Church,
Your faith is our alms for sorrow.
Whoever bears your witness
Sees the grace of God.

Text used with the permission of Noah Keesecker