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G. R. Woodward Carol of the Exodus

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 12
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB a cappella. Traditional English carol. Homophonic (hymn-like) throughout, it's got a certain sea-chanty quality that your choir will have fun with.

Moses sing unto Christ thy King, who hath won the victory.
And hath laid low haughty Pharaoh underneath the deep Red Sea.

Yea, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry may we be,
As bird upon the berry of the may or cherry tree,
While as we stand with harp in hand
On the shore of the Red, Red Sea.

God perforce overthrew the horse, Rider, car, and axletree.
They sank as lead, and their men lie dead, dead as stone, so mote it be!

His right hand, and his staff's command, did divide at his decree.
The surging wave, and thereby did save us and ours from slavery.

Thou didst blow, and entomb our foe, in the bottom of the sea.
And if dry-shod, we went o'er by God, be ascribed the praise to thee!

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