This week the choir sings two anthems, “I Hunger and Thirst” by Kevin Siegfried, and “The King of Love my Shepherd is” by Edward Bairstow. “I Hunger and Thirst” is an arrangement of a Shaker song from the nineteenth century, which the composer heard sung by Sister Mildred Barker in Maine. “The King of Love my Shepherd is” is a hymn-anthem version of the familiar hymn. The text, a paraphrase of Psalm 23 by Sir Henry Williams Baker, freely Christianizes the psalm by including the cross with the rod and staff, finally addressing the “Good Shepherd” of John 10:11-18. Bairstow’s anthem highlights the text by depicting musically the flowing waters, the valley of death, and the straying of lost sheep.