The White Dove (2 Part or SAB)

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Description

Two versions included: Two-part (equal voices) and SAB, both with keyboard accompaniment. A German folksong (Täublein Weiss) arranged by Brahms (further arranged by M. Schweizer) and here given an English text by The Editors. Lovely and rich.  Also available for SATB a cappella.

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A dove as white as winter,
From heaven came to earth,
And greeted there a maid,
Of humble birth.

She bowed her head
And listened to his words.
That she, above all others,
Was favored by the Lord.
Kyrie eleison.

The heavenly gates will open,
Thou shalt have a son,
Emmanuel most high, the Chosen One.
For know, a blessed mother shalt thou be.
All coming generations
Will laud and honor thee.
Kyrie eleison.

Our hope and expectation
O Jesus appear.
Arise, thou sun, so longed for
Above this darkened sphere.
With hearts and hands uplifted,
Lord to see all the earth's redemption,
And ever be with thee.
Kyrie Eleison.