SATB Choir (optional accompaniment). A one-verse introit by Renaissance composer Christopher Tye. Easy and just right for the beginning of any service in Advent.
Arise, the kingdom is at hand,
The King is drawing nigh;
O come with joy, thou faithful band,
to meet the Lord most high!
Lo,Ok up, ye souls weighed down with care,
The Sovereign is not far;
Lo,Ok up, faint hearts, from your despair,
Behold the Morning Star!