All poor men (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-29)  CPDL #42072:           
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-11-26).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: All Poor Men
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Steve Draper

Number of voices: 4-6vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2016
Description: A setting of old Welsh lyrics in the modern British Choral tradition. The level of difficulty is moderate - should be no problem for a proficient amateur choir.

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Original text and translations

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All poor men and humble,
all lame men who stumble.
Come haste ye, nor feel ye afraid.
For Jesus our treasure,
with love without measure,
in lowly poor manger is laid.

Though wise men who found him
laid rich gifts around him,
yet oxen they gave him their hay.
And Jesus in beauty
accepted their duty
(contented in manger he lay).

Then haste we to show him
the praises we owe him;
our service he ne'er can despise.
Whose love still is able
to show us that stable
where softly in manger he lies.