Target Age Group: Grades 3-6 (with option of K-2 joining in singing the refrain)
Description: Angelic Invitation is a spirited, easily remembered anthem culminating in a canonical refrain. One of six Shaker source anthems offered in the Viva Voce 2011-2012 curriculum, this anthem provides an opportunity for younger children to join with the older children on the refrain.
Come along, come join to sing, come to Bethlehem's manger.
Come to see our heavenly King, now no more a stranger.
Christ has come to lead us on to the land of glory,
He has come so we might know God's salvation story.
Alleluia, come rejoice, Alle, Alleluia,
Alleluia, raise each voice, singing Alleluia.
Christ has come, God's holy Son, to a lowly stable,
So that we might join with him, at his banquet table.
Leave behind all earthly things, never more digressing;
Seek and find this gift of love, greatly worth possessing.