• Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB unaccompanied
  • Published by: Hawes Music

The call of Christ to Come To Me is represented by gentle vocal phrases and an overall sense of yearning.  There is an atmosphere of weightlessness and calm to reflect the sentiment that Christ’s yoke is easy and his burden is light.

Though this is a profound text from the New Testament, Patrick has deliberately approached it in an understated way.  Choirs, therefore, should not be tempted to perform in an over-expressive manner.  Rather, they should allow the phrasing and harmony to speak for itself, thereby creating a feeling of innocence and simple truth.

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Come to me,
all who labor
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you,
and learn from me,
for I am gentle
and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest
for your souls.
For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.

Words: Matthew 11: 28-30 ESV