The Happiest day of the Year (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-23)   CPDL #42388:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-12-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: The Happiest day of the Year.
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Steve Draper

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2016

Description: A carol with modern religious words set in a popular style easy enough for any school or church choir to sing in unison.

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Original text and translations

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1. Are you low
at this slow
time of year,
in the dark
not a spark
of good cheer?

Then lift up your voice
and we'll help you rejoice,
you can start
with your heart
in the clear.

It's the greatest of tales ever told,
of the frankincense, myrrh and the gold.
The wise men saw gravely
the shepherds so bravely
a new world from out of the old.

Day is dawning
Christmas morning
the happiest day of the year.
Church bells ringing
people singing
proclaiming the Christchild is here.

2. Never worry to think where you are,
you can worship the child from afar.
'Cause all through the ages
like shepherds and sages,
we've followed the light of the star.

We can take you away from this gloom,
with a cheerful repeat of our tune.
So think when you're leaving
the message believing
to fill up your heart if there's room.

Day is dawning
Christmas morning
the happiest day of the year.

Church bells ringing
people singing
proclaiming the Christ-child,
the giver of light child,
destroyer of fear,
Emmanuel here
on the happiest day of the Year.