Christ's incarnation (Myles Birket Foster)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-11)  CPDL #65455:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-11).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 194 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Christ's incarnation
Composer: Myles Birket Foster
Source of text: Wisdom 18:14-15; John 1:4 & 9-11.

Lyricist: Charles Wesley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with S, T & B soli
Genre: SacredAnthem For Christmastide

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1908 The Musical Times no.789

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Wisdom 18:14  For while all things were in quiet silence, and the night was in the midst of her swift course;
Wisdom 18:15  The Almighty Word of the Lord came down from His royal throne.
John 1:11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:10  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o'er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.