Each phrase cadence features accented, resolving non-harmonic tones, except for the penultimate phrase which lands on an unadorned and shortened 2-beat chord, ushering the singers into the final, resolving phrase ‘con moto’. By shifting freely between relative minor and major tonalities (e-minor / g-major) the music reflects the mix of poignant emotions we feel when contemplating the sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it all means to us. –Michael Whatcott, Composer
16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit–and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink–
19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.