John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Rejoice and be merry

Rejoice and be merry

Rejoice and be merry in songs and in mirth,
O praise our Redeemer, all mortals on earth:
For this is the birthday of Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation: his praises we'll sing.

A heavenly vision appeared in the sky,
Vast numbers of angels the shepherds did spy,
Proclaiming the birthday of Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation: his praises we'll sing.

Likewise a bright star in the sky did appear,
Which led the Wise Men from the east to draw near;
They found the Messiah, sweet Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation: his praises we'll sing.

And when they were come, they their treasures unfold,
And unto him offered myrrh, incense and gold,
So blessèd for ever be Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation: his praises we'll sing.

Traditional English carol

Last month I mentioned that the Cathedral Choral Society would premiere a new carol by John Rutter at our Joy of Christmas concert. Well, we did, and this is it. The words, at least. You can hear and possibly see us perform it tonight on 60 Minutes II, who taped us performing the piece for use in a profile of Rutter. 60 Minutes II airs on CBS at 8 PM ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Tags: advent: 2003, poet's corner
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