At The Cross is a simple arrangement of the beloved hymn with fresh and poignant harmonies. Set for SATB choir with piano accompaniment, it is moderately easy but rewarding of good musicianship. The light, delicate accompaniment directs the focus onto the text while providing the perfect amount of color and interest. It allows a choir to show artistic merit without enduring exhaustive preparation.
At the Cross adapts Ralph Hudson’s traditional refrain to reflect the reality that the Christian walk is not one of temporal “happiness” but on of secure rest in a comforting shepherd