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William Henry Harris Rejoice, The Year Upon Its Way

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SAB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project MMVI - Vol. 13
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SAB and organ. Also available for SATB.  A setting of Gibbons' Song 34. How much more "English" can you get?

Rejoice the year upon its way
Has brought again that blessed day
When on the Church by Christ our Lord
The Holy Spirit was outpoured.

From out the heav’ns a rushing noise
Came like the tempest’s sudden voice,
And mingled with th’ Apostle’s prayer,
Proclaiming loud that God was there.

Like quiv’ring tongues of light and flame,
Upon each one the Spirit came:
Tongues, that the earth might hear their call,
And fire, that love might burn in all.

And so to all were spread abroad
The wonders of the works of God;
They knew the prophet’s word fulfilled,
And owned the gift which God had willed.

Look down, most gracious God, this day
Upon thy people as they pray;
And Christ the Lord upon us pour
The Spirit’s gift for evermore.

Contact

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

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