Come Unto Me (J. Guy Stalnaker)

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  • (Posted 2018-09-04)  CPDL #51191:       
Editor: J. Guy Stalnaker (submitted 2018-09-04).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come Unto Me
Composer: J. Guy Stalnaker
Lyricist: Christina Rossetti

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2018
Description: An SATB setting of the Christina Rossetti poem "Come Unto Me" from her Lyra Eucharistica, second edition, 1864.

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Original text and translations

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Lyra Eucharistica, second edition, 1864.

Oh, for the time gone by, when thought of Christ
 Made His Yoke easy and His Burden light
 When my heart stirred within me at the sight
Of Altar spread for awful Eucharist;

When all my hopes His promises sufficed,
 When my Soul watched for Him by day, by night,
 When my lamp lightened and my robe was white,
And all seemed loss, except the Pearl unpriced.

Yet, since He calls me still with tender Call,
 Since He remembers Whom I half forgot,
 I even will run my race and bear my lot:
 For Faith the walls of Jericho cast down,
 And Hope to whoso runs holds forth a Crown,
And Love is Christ, and Christ is All in all.”