Music for December 8, 2019

Dear GCC Choir,
This Sunday we'll gather
at 8:55 am for our 9:00 am rehearsal.  Lise is leading the 2nd Sunday of
Advent. She and I have chosen two beautiful classic anthems, one old
and one new:
Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light words Johann Rist 1641, music J. S. Bach 1737

Candlelight Carol by John Rutter 1984


forth, O beauteous heavenly light,

Johann Rist

forth, O beauteous heavenly light,

usher in the morning;

shepherds, shrink not with affright,

hear the angel's warning.

child, now weak in infancy,

confidence and joy shall be,

power of Satan breaking,

peace eternal making.

Candlelight Carol

John Rutter

How do you capture the wind
On the water?
How do you count all the stars
In the sky?
How can you measure the love
Of a mother?
Or how can you write down
A baby's first cry?

Candlelight, angel light,
Firelight and starglow;
Shine on his cradle 'til breaking of dawn,
Gloria, gloria, in excelsis deo.

Angels are singing, the Christ child is born;
Shepherds and wise men will kneel
And adore him,
Seraphim round him their vigil will keep.
Nations proclaim him their Lord
And their savior,
But Mary will hold him, and sing him to sleep.

Angels are singing, the Christ child is born,
Find him at Bethlehem laid.
In a manger
Christ our Redeemer asleep
In the hay.
Godhead incarnate and hope
Of salvation
A child with his mother
That first Christmas Day.

Angels are singing, the Christ child is born.

See you at 8:55 am Sunday.
Joy, Health, Love & Peace,

Peter Amidon