This week the choir sings two anthems, “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether” by Harold Friedell, and “Love Thy Neighbor” by Michael Helman. “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether” is the best known anthem by Friedell, an organist and composer who spent his entire career in the New York City area. In addition to teaching at Juilliard School of Music and Union Theological Seminary, Friedell was director of music at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York. The popularity of his anthem is evident in its use as a hymn in many recent hymnals (including the Presbyterian Hymnal). Its use as a hymn brings the piece full circle: Friedell first composed the melody as a hymn tune before arranging and publishing it in anthem form.