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Roland E. Martin Lift Your Voice Rejoicing

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 03
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

A wonderful anthem for Easter morning (or any Marian feast) incorporating the Regina Coeli chant. SATB with organ. The text is a Latin hymn translated by Elizabeth Rundle Charles. (NB. The recording is abridged)

Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary,
Christ has risen from the tomb;
on the cross a suffering victim,
now as victor he is come.
Whom your tears in death were mourning,
welcome with your smiles returning.
Let your alleluias rise!

Raise your weary eyelids, Mary,
see him living evermore;
see his countenance how gracious,
see the wounds for you he bore.
All the glory of the morning
pales before those wounds redeeming.
Let your alleluias rise!

Regina cœli lætare, alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
[Rejoice, Queen of Heaven, alleluia.
He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,
Has risen, as he said. Alleluia.
Pray for us unto God, alleluia.]

Life is yours for ever, Mary,
for your light is come once more
and the strength of death is broken;
now your songs of joy outpour.
Ended now the night of sorrow,
love has brought the blessed morrow.
Let your alleluias rise.

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