Duration: 1'00" |
Ensemble: unison choir piano
This piece was composed for the girls of Wimbledon High School to sing as an introit before mass in the lower basilica of St Francis in Assisi during October 2011. It is designed as a simple, congregational setting of one of St Francis's prayers in his original Italian: the prayer before the cross. A translation is:
O most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart. Give me true faith, firm hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, that I may do your holy and true will. Amen.