Wartime Christmas (Carlotta Ferrari)

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Editor: Carlotta Ferrari (submitted 2020-11-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Wartime Christmas
Composer: Carlotta Ferrari
Lyricist: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

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Original text and translations

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Led by a star, a golden star,
The youngest star, an olden star,
Here the kings and the shepherds are,
Akneeling on the ground.
What did they come to the inn to see?
God in the Highest, and this is He,
A baby asleep on His mother’s knee
And with her kisses crowned.
Now is the earth a dreary place,
A troubled place, a weary place.
Peace has hidden her lovely face
And turned in tears away.
Yet the sun, through the war-cloud, sees
Babies asleep on their mother’s knees.
While there are love and home — and these —
There shall be Christmas Day.