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Crawford R. Thoburn A Virgin Most Pure

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SAB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SAB Choir and Organ (or Piano). A nice, easy setting of this Worcester melody. Quickly learned and quite charming! Can also be done with soloists on the unison verses.

A virgin most pure, as the Prophets do tell,
Hath brought forth a baby, as it hath befell,
To be our Redeemer from death, hell and sin,
Which Adam’s transgression had wrapped us in.

Then God sent an Angel from Heaven so high,
To certain poor Shepherds in fields where they lye,
And bade them no longer in sorrow to stay,
Because that our Saviour was born on this day.


Then presently after the Shepherds did spy
A number of Angels that stood in the sky;
Who joyfully talked and sweetly did sing,
To God be all glory our Heavenly King.

To teach us Humility all this was done,
Then learn we from hence haughty pride for to shun;
A Manger's his Cradle, who came from above,
The Great God of Mercy, of Peace, and of Love.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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