Arise and sing, dispel your fears (Almond Woolf)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-12)  CPDL #50503:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-07-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This carol is given in short score in R. H. Heath's Cornish Carols, Part I. In that source, the first verse of text is underlaid between the staves, with additional fragments of this verse above and below the staves to indicate the word fit for the different parts. A further two verses of text are printed after the music. In this edition, the voice parts have been split out to open score, and all three verses of text have been underlaid in full.

General Information

Title: Arise and sing, dispel your fears
Composer: Almond Woolf
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889
Description: This carol was published as no. 12 on p19 of R. H. Heath's Cornish Carols, Part I, Truro: (1889), where it is attributed to 'A. Woolf'.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Arise and sing, dispel your fears,
Tidings of joy salute your ears,
And heav'n pours forth its sacred light
To dissipate the gloom of night.

2  See from the highest realms of bliss,
Angels descend to publish peace;
Wrapt in the glorious theme, the plains
Resound in their melodious strains.

3  Lo, the bright sun of righteousness
Appears the desert world to bless:
May ev'ry soul their tribute bring,
And worlds unborn his glory sing.