Music for December 1, 2019

Dear GCC Choir,
Please arrive at 8:45 am for an 8:50 am start to our rehearsal this Sunday.  For this first Sunday of Advent Lise and I have chosen two anthems:
So Far From Home poem by Tom Mousin, piano/SATB music by P. Amidon

Alleluia, Rejoice Edmund Hughes' arrangement combining the Hodie chant with “O Come Emmanuel”.

So Far From Home lyrics
Tom Mousin

So far from home we make our way together, yet alone.

Behind, the world we know and love, ahead, a new unknown.

We did not choose this time or path, but now as night draws
near;

We seek a place of warmth and rest, oh, do not turn in fear!

 

Some bread, a bed, a birthing stool is what we need tonight.

We stand before your door and knock. Is yours a welcome
light?

Yes, I've the heart, the home, the life that opens wide the
door,

To greet the stranger, friend or foe that welcomes Christ
once more.


See you Sunday at 8:45.

Joy, Health, Love & Peace,

Peter


Peter Amidon