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Mark Schweizer Rise, My Fair One

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Organ. A lovely tune reminiscent of a Sacred Harp melody. Lush harmonies abound in the SATB sections, with a delicious, unexpected ending. Great for your Easter Vigil and when the text is used in the lectionary, but also a Springtime/Easter text for general use.

Text by: Jackson Mason
Song of Solomon: 2:10-13, 8: 6-7

O voice of the Belovèd!
Thy bride hath heard Thee say,
“Rise up, My love, My fair one,
Arise and come away.
For lo, ’tis past, the winter,
The winter of thy year;
The rain is past and over,
The flowers on earth appear.

“And now the time of singing
Is come for every bird;
And over all the country
The turtle dove is heard;
The fig her green fruit ripens,
The vines are in their bloom;
Arise and smell their fragrance;
My love, My fair one, come!”

Our Easter Sun is risen!
And yet we slumber long,
And need Thy Dove’s sweet pleading
To waken prayer and song.
Oh breathe upon our deadness,
Oh shine upon our gloom;
Lord, let us feel Thy presence
And rise and live and bloom.

Contact

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

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