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.