Amid the silence (from Three Choral Nativity Carols) (Crys Armbrust)
- (Posted 2017-04-10) CPDL #43972:
- Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2017-04-10). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 246 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 2016
Description: From Three Chorale Nativity Carols, composed for HM Queen Elizabeth I on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Trumpet descant included.
External websites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIEu1MUJpm8
Original text and translations
Amid the silence of the solemn night,
Sound the glad summons,
“Lo the king of Light!
Rouse, O shepherds, haste with singing
Christ has come, salvation bringing,
Born at Bethlehem."
Gladly the herdsmen sough the Holy Son,
Found in a manger
Christ the sinless one,
Worshipped him with exultation,
"God has brought us full salvation!
Him we shall adore!"
Lord, we have hailed thee, many thousand years.
Now through our darkness
Lo, thy star appears.
King and prophets long have named thee,
Priests and martyrs all proclaimed thee,
"Saviour of mankind."