Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of your holy word
A setting for SATB choir and organ, or SATB, flute, oboe and strings.
Before mission statements and brand were all the rage, there were school mottos. The Dean Close motto was Verbum dei lucerna. Someone then wrote this prayer, and it seemed tailor-made for our chapel services. It clearly needed setting to music, therefore. I made two versions, one for choir and organ, the other with the accompaniment reworked for an ensemble of strings, flute and oboe. I think I prefer the latter one.