In sadness we observe the passing of our beloved friend Paul L. Anderson. Paul was a faithful member of the Western Hymn Writers Workshop and in fact attended the March workshop, with his son, Christian, the night before he died. We workshopped Alan Astin's musical setting for John 11:25, "I am the resurrection and the life." Christian and Paul's wife, Lavina, requested that the members of the Workshop sing that hymn at Paul's funeral. With the generous help of some singers from the Salt Lake City choral ensemble Jubilate, we sang the hymn at the funeral. We will post the hymn on this site.
Paul was a beautiful and creative soul. His untimely death leaves a gaping wound in our soul. Till we meet again, Paul . . .