Beloved, let us love

Beloved, let us love (2015)
SATB and organ or piano
Written for the wedding of the composer’s daughter Mary to Matt Leigh.
Both affirmatory and exultant, and reflective and wondrous, this anthem should find a place in church services and concerts throughout the year.
“Here is a lovely piece to sing at a wedding, either during the signing of the registers, or within the service where there might be a poem or reading. Horatius Bonar’s words may no longer be popular as a hymn, but set to such heartfelt music as here, they come across freshly. There is effective contrast between upper and lower voices, as if they were two different people, coming together at various points, and above all at the end for ‘Beloved, let us love: for only thus shall we behold that God who loveth us.'” – Stephen Patterson, Sunday by Sunday (RSCM)
Oxford University Press more details and audio
Audio on Soundcloud
Audio of the original performance at the wedding, on Youtube