The words of St. Paul, as written in his second letter to St. Timothy. The three words, "Strong, Loving, Wise", appear on the coat of arms of the Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, the eighth (and current) Bishop of my home diocese, Providence. That is our antiphon for this piece. The verse text is the hymn, O God of Glory, God of Love, by John Walker. The music, completely original, is largely influenced by the later compositions of the late C. Alexander Peloquin, longtime director of music at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, also in Providence.
Responsory: unison antiphon with descnt; SATB verses
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