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Fraser Wilson The Sussex Carol

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Percussion
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
So, You Have a Cathedral Choir!
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Drum. A wonderful, fresh, and exciting setting of the old English carol. Not nearly as difficult as it sounds (always a good thing!) and could easily be done with a small group.

On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring;
On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring:
News of great joy, news of great mirth,
News of our merciful King’s birth.

Then why should men on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
Then why should we on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
When from our sin He set us free,
All for to gain our liberty.

When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels and men with joy may sing,
All for to see the newborn King.

All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night;
All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men,
Now and forevermore. Amen.”

Contact

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

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