Fall to the earth (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-13)  CPDL #34301:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2015-01-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Fall to the earth
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Lent   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.) with refrain

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2015

External websites:

Original text and translations

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1. Fall to the earth, small solitary seed,
fall to the earth today.

2. The one whose hand prepares the land
asks you to pass this way.
The ground is cleared, the time is near --
fall to the earth today.

3. A gentle wind will bear you in,
into the furrowed clay.
The husk must break before life wakes --
fall to the ground today.

4. Sweet is the grief that finds the leaf
green where the brown seed lay.
One small seed dies, uncounted rise --
fall to the earth today.

5. Fall to the earth, small solitary seed,
fall to the earth today.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
Church Publishing Incorporated. All rights reserved. Used by permission.