We heard a baby crying (Philip Le Bas)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-27)  CPDL #37980:  Network.png PDF, MP3, MXL, SIB and MIDI files available.
Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2015-12-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: We Heard a Baby Crying
Composer: Philip Le Bas
Lyricist: Philip Britts

Number of voices: 3-4vv   Voicing: SATB
, with SSA Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2015
Description:  Setting of Philip Britt's "Carol of the Seekers", with music for SATB or SSA choir and piano accompaniment by Philip Le Bas

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Original text and translations

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1  We have not come like eastern kings,
with gifts upon the pommel lying.
Our hands are empty, and we came
because we heard a baby crying.

2  We have not come like questing knights,
with fiery swords and banners flying.
We heard a call and hurried here;
the call was like a baby crying.

3  But we have come with open hearts,
from places where the torch is dying.
We seek a manger and a cross,
because we heard a baby crying.