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Roland E. Martin Come Down, O Love Divine

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Brass Ensemble, Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 10
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

This is the Pentecost anthem you’ve been waiting for! Fire in the organ part and a singable, easy choral setting incorporating Veni Creator Spiritus. SATB and organ. Now OPTIONAL brass and timpani parts, make this a stunning anthem for the Birthday of the Church! (Find them in the EXTRAS file)

Come down, O love divine,
seek Thou this soul of mine,

And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing.
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,

And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn,
til earthly passions turn

To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,

And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,

And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,

Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
till he become the place

Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

Contact

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

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