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Robert J. Powell Spring Bursts Today

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Organ. An exuberant, strong anthem for Easter, the Easter Season, and other times -  full of musical imagery and wonderful choral writing.

Text: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Spring bursts today,
For Christ is risen and all the earth’s at play.
Flash forth, thou Sun,
The rain is over and gone, its work is done.
Winter is past,
Sweet spring is come at last, is come at last.
Bud, Fig and Vine,
Bud, Olive, fat with fruit and oil and wine.
Break forth this morn
In roses, thou but yesterday a thorn.
Uplift thy head,
O pure white lily through the winter dead.
Beside your dams
Leap and rejoice, you merry-making Lambs.
All Herds and Flocks
Rejoice, all Beasts of thickets and of rocks.
Sing, Creatures, sing,
Angels and Men and Birds, and everything,
All notes of Doves
Fill all our world: this is the time of loves.

Contact

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

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