Treble voices and Organ with optional SATB. A setting of the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem: atmospheric and modal with a cool passacaglia in the organ part.
Moonless darkness stands between.
Past, the Past, no more be seen!
But the Bethlehem-star may lead me
to the sight of Him Who freed me
From the self that I have been.
Make me pure, Lord: Thou art holy;
Make me meek, Lord: Thou wert lowly;
Now beginning, and alway:
Now begin, on Christmas day.