This classic spiritual setting was a commission from one of my closest lifelong musical mentors, Lori Ziecker. “Mrs. Z” started numerous choral programs in Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta, GA. She is a pioneer in choral education, not only creating these choirs from nothing, but also bringing them each to high levels of excellence. The original commission was for the Rejoice Ladies Ensemble, and I transcribed it for SATB voices to publish. This piece is also special to me because it was the first piece I ever had published with Heritage Press. Douglas Wagner, their executive editor, has also been a mentor and supporter for many years.