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Listen to “Cover Me With the Night”:


Commissioned for the St. Louis Children’s Chorus 30th Anniversary Gala, Barbara Berner, artistic director. Specifically written for the Young Men’s Ensemble, Greg Gastler, conductor

Recording of the Advanced Men’s Chorus of Washington Junior High School, Bentonville, Arkansas, Andrea Ramsey conductor

Text is a traditional Ghanian prayer:

Come, Lord. Come, Lord and cover me with the night.
Spread your grace over us, when the night is cold and dark.
Your promises are more than the stars in the sky.
Your mercy is deeper than the night.

Come Lord, Come, Lord, and cover me with the night.
Lord, we wait for you, when the night is cold and dark.
We wait. We wait.
Come Lord!

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