When We Are Tempted to Deny Your Son
for SATB chorus, organ, and violin
(or other C/B-flat inst.)
text by David W. Romig
"The haunting melody by Highben and penetrating text by Romig combine to form a moving Lenten work.... The penitential text calls believers toward confession for the failure to join Christ on the road of suffering and self-denial. A pedal D in the organ registration anchors the majority of the piece in the minor mode. During the second stanza, the women sing a countermelody on the hymn Lord Jesus, Think on Me/SOUTHWELL, which combines with the final verse of each stanza to serve as a litany for mercy. The piece concludes with the prayer that the victory of Christ would provide strength for believers in times of doubt and confusion."
~ review in The Verse (Hymn Society, January 2013)