The text of this anthem draws from the Psalms and calls for everyone, young and old, to rejoice for “God is in our midst.” Stylistically, this anthem could be deemed contemporary due to its syncopated rhythms, but it is still suitable for mainline and evangelical churches. This through-composed anthem has an extended choral speaking section with rhythmic clapping and mixed meters. Although there is a quieter and slower middle section, the anthem starts off with great energy that does not stop until the end. It will definitely elicit an enthusiastic response!
Full orchestration is available, including handbells.
Difficulty level: challenging