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This choral work, based on the text of Romans 15:7, 5&6, was suggested to me by Philip Nicholls including the order of verses.

The thing that struck me about these verses when writing this piece is that the simple act of welcoming someone, (like Jesus’ mention of giving someone a glass of water) glorifies God and thus is an act of worship. That welcome should follow then the example of Christ who welcomed us fully and unconditionally and so is the basis of our unity, i.e. all are equally welcome.


7 Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 5&6 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.