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Joseph Lowe Watchman Tell Us of the Night

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

SATB and Keyboard (Organ or Piano). An easy arrangement of the Lowell Mason (1830) tune - text by John Bowring. Although SATB, most of this piece is in canon between like voices, making it simple to learn. Great for smaller choirs or when rehearsal time is at a premium.

Watchman, tell us of the night,
what its signs of promise are.
Traveler, what a wondrous sight:
see that glory-beaming star.
Watchman, does its beauteous ray
news of joy or hope foretell?
Traveler, yes; it brings the day,
promised day of Israel.

Watchman, tell us of the night;
higher yet that star ascends.
Traveler, blessedness and light,
peace and truth its course portends.
Watchman, will its beams alone
gild the spot that gave them birth?
Traveler, ages are its own;
see, it bursts o’er all the earth.

Watchman, tell us of the night,
for the morning seems to dawn.
Traveler, shadows take their flight;
doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Watchman, you may go your way;
hasten to your quiet home.
Traveler, we rejoice today,
for Emmanuel has come!

Contact

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

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