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Mark Schweizer Love Is Come Again

Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella], Percussion
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 09
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

A fresh and unexpected setting of the traditional French carol Noel nouvelet ("Now the green blade riseth"). SATB a cappella with optional percussion.

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom men had slain,
Thinking that He never fain would wake again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving or in pain,
Still thy touch can call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

Contact

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

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