Arise, shine for your light has come (Philip Le Bas)
- Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2016-02-18). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 117 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Arise, Shine, for your Light has Come
Composer: Philip Le Bas
Source of text: Isaiah 60:1-6
First published: 2016
Description: Setting of Isaiah 60:1-6 by Philip Le Bas for unaccompanied SATB choir. Particularly suitable for the feast of Epiphany.
Original text and translations
Shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has appeared.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
and deep, thick darkness the peoples.
The Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen around you.
For nations shall come to your light,
and kings to your dawning brightness.
Lift up your eyes and look around;
they all gather together, they come;
your sons are brought from afar,
your daughters nursed at your side.
You shall see and be radiant,
your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
for the sea's abundance shall be brought to you,
and the wealth of the nations.
Riches from Midian and Ephah,
and the camels of Sheba shall come;
they shall bring you gold and frankincense,
and proclaim the praise of the Lord.
(Freely adapted from several biblical translations)