The Latest Today (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-23)   CPDL #42387:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-12-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Latest Today
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Steve Draper

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2016

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

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Original text and translations

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Rolling back the years a few thousand
You can see the lights in the inn.
Hospitality not a strong point
Joseph's patience now wearing thin.
Taking Mary into the stable
Clears a space that’s animal free.

Not a royal start for a Great King,
But the rest is now history
Angels in the heavens sang a song of joy.
Telling us to worship Mary's new born baby boy.

Then the shepherds came to the stable
Doing what the angels had said.
And the wise men led by the starlight
Gave their gifts to lay round his bed.
Angels in the heavens sang a song of joy.
Telling us to worship Mary's new born baby boy.

Won’t you come to praise our redeemer
Lying in a manger of hay.
First to pay respects were the shepherds
But roling on the years a few thousand
You can be the latest today.