Colwall (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-08)  CPDL #47934:       
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2017-12-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Text altered slightly from original.

General Information

Title: Colwall
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Percy Dearmer

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 2017

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Lo, in the wilderness a voice
'Make straight the way' is crying:
When all are turning from the light,
And hope and love seem dying,
The prophet comes to make us clean:
'There standeth one you have not seen,
Whose voice you are denying.'

God give us grace to hearken now
To those who come to warn us,
Give sight and strength, that we may kill
The vices that have torn us,
Lest love professed should disappear
In creeds of hate, contempt, and fear,
That crush and overturn us.

When from the vineyard cruel men
Cast out the heavenly powers
And all the world denies its Lord,
The earth in ruin cowers.
Now come, O God, in thy great might!
Unchanged, unchanging is thy right,
Unswayed thy justice towers.