Exaltation Publications Series – Lorenz
Text by John Parker, narration by Audra Parker, and music by Mark Hayes.
This 25-minute Lenten work is the perfect choice for Passion Week services. In this work, we experience Jesus metaphorically as God’s Holy Lamb, emphasizing Jesus as one who serves, one who prays, one who is sacrificed and finally one who is silenced. The majestic and energetic “God’s Holy Lamb” is perfect for Palm Sunday. The reprise (optional for those churches wanting to use the work as a Lenten work only) incorporates a different text which speaks of Jesus’ resurrection, and concludes with an inspiring rendition of “Crown Him with Many Crowns”. The middle three pieces explore Jesus’ suffering in the garden of Gethsemane and the cross of Calvary. Hayes incorporates Bach’s PASSION CHORALE tune with Parker’s original lyrics in “Now the Cross is Empty”. The narration requires two speakers, and the orchestration is written for a chamber-size orchestra.
- God’s Holy Lamb
- He Breaks the Bread, He Pours the Wine
- Who Prays There in the Garden?
- The Shepherd Became a Lamb
- Now the Cross is Empty
- God’s Holy Lamb Reprise