Scored for SA, Organ and Piano, this uplifting anthem by the British composer Malcolm Archer combines two well-known texts that are commonly read at weddings- 1 Corinthians 13:13 ‘And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love’ and Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ‘For love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it’.
Retaining the Organ part of the original SATB version, the music perfectly mirrors the message of the texts, with melodic vocal lines building to full homophonic textures at the climax.
Malcolm Archer: Faith, Hope, And Love Remain is perfect for use as part of a wedding ceremony or for a general service or concert.