Addington (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-27)   CPDL #37695:     
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2015-11-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Addington
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Henry Ramsden Bramley

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredShape Notes

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2015

Description: Could also be accompanied by instruments, in the West Gallery style. The S descant in the chorus is optional.

External websites: http://www.patreon.com/artsyhonker

Original text and translations

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1. The great God of heaven is come down to earth,
His mother a Virgin, and sinless his birth;
The Father eternal his Father alone:
He sleeps in the manger; he reigns on the throne:
R.:
Then let us adore him, and praise his great love:
To save us poor sinners he came from above.

2. A Babe on the breast of a Maiden he lies,
Yet sits with the Father on high in the skies;
Before him their faces the Seraphim hide,
While Joseph stands waiting, unscared, by his side:
R.

3. Lo! here is Emmanuel, here is the Child,
The Son that was promised to Mary so mild;
Whose power and dominion shall ever increase,
The Prince that shall rule o'er a kingdom of peace:
R.

4. The Wonderful Counsellor, boundless in might,
The Father's own image, the beam of his light;
Behold him now wearing the likeness of man,
Weak, helpless, and speechless, in measure a span:
R.

5. O wonder of wonders, which none can unfold:
The Ancient of days is an hour or two old;
The Maker of all things is made of the earth,
Man is worshipped by Angels, and God comes to birth:
R.