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Richard Shephard O Heavenly Word

Anthems, ,
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SAB Choir and Organ (or piano). An easy and effective Advent or Christ the King anthem with a lovely canonic tune reminiscent of the Tallis Canon. The descant on the last stanza can be played by an instrument. Text by John Mason Neale.

O heavenly Word, eternal Light,
Begotten of the Father’s might;
Who, in these latter days, was born,
For blessing to a world forlorn.

Our hearts enlighten from above,
And kindle with thine own true love;
That we, who hear thy truth today,
All wrong desires may cast away.

O let us not, for evil past,
Be driven from thy face at last;
But with the saints for evermore,
Behold Thee, love Thee, and adore.

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, ever One;
Praise, honor, might and glory be,
From age to age eternally. Amen.


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


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