Gedding Carol (Roger Lawrence)

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  • (Posted 2023-08-02)  CPDL #74737:     
Editor: Roger Lawrence (submitted 2023-08-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 428 KB kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Gedding Carol
Composer: Roger Lawrence
Lyricist: Roger Lawrence
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2001
Description: Composed in 2001 for performance in December at the Church at Gedding, Suffolk.

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Original text and translations

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R.: Quae Olim Vates praedixere
Ea nunc omnia perfecta sunt

As long ago prophets foretold the future
so now has all been brought to pass.

And from Jesse's tree
a tender root springs forth,
And thro' the goodness of the Lord
All men his peace shall know.

The people that in darkness walked,
a wond'rous light have seen.
And they who in death's shadow dwelt,
To them a child is born.

Thou Bethlehem of low estate,
though humble you may be,
From you shall come Emanuel,
the Saviour of the world.

He shall be called the Counsellor,
the mighty God, prince of peace
Therefore his government on earth
henceforth shall never cease.