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Richard Shephard Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB, Solo(s)
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 09
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB, Baritone solo, and organ. This traditional English carol covers the whole of Jesus' life and we generally hear it with the Christmas text. Here it is with both the Easter and Ascension texts. A fun and fairly easy setting, great for Easter AND Ascension.

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;

I would my true love did so chance

To see the legend of my play,

To call my true love to my dance;

Chorus
:
Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love,
This have I done for my true love.

For thirty pence Judas me sold,
His covetousness for to advance:
Mark whom I kiss, the same do hold!
The same is he shall lead the dance.

Before Pilate the Jews me brought,
Where Barabbas had deliverance;
They scourged me and set me at nought,
Judged me to die to lead the dance.

Then on the cross hanged I was,
Where a spear my heart did glance;
There issued forth both water and blood,
To call my true love to my dance.

for Easter:
Then from the tomb I took my way,
For my true love's deliverance,
And rose again on the third day,
Up to my true love and my dance.

for Ascension:
Then up to heaven I did ascend,

Where now I dwell in sure substance
On the right hand of God, that man
May come unto the general dance.

Contact

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

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