Hand in hand (Jennifer Goheen)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-31)  CPDL #65335:   
Editor: Sophia Green (submitted 2021-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 622 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: "Hand in Hand" is a new spiritual and religious carol, appropriate for Winter Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, or the end of the year, meant to address current spiritual need. The melody of this song is shared with the anonymously composed 16th century English Coventry Carol (Traditional) and traditionally sung to lyrics written in 1534, sometimes attributed to Robert Croo. This setting is inspired by the arrangement by Francis Melville.

General Information

Title: Hand in Hand
Composer: Jennifer Goheen
Lyricist: Jennifer Goheen
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020
Description: "Hand in Hand" is a new spiritual and religious carol, appropriate for Winter Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, or the end of the year, meant to address current spiritual need. The melody of this song is shared with the anonymously composed 16th century English Coventry Carol (Traditional) and traditionally sung to lyrics written in 1534, sometimes attributed to Robert Croo. This setting is inspired by the arrangement by Francis Melville.

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Original text and translations

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1 Now we are come to darkest night,
   and to the shortest day;
   in darkness how shines each small light!
   Hand in hand find our way!

2 Lest we be lost, bewildered here,
   for creatures we are of day,
   in love and kindness we find cheer!
   Hand in hand find our way!

3 Moving below, roots reach and grow,
   while barren branches sway.
   'Neath rain and glitt'ring stars and snow,
   hand in hand find our way!

4 Hardship may come to every home,
   sorrow, want, and dismay.
   Let not our cares be borne alone;
   hand in hand find our way!

Repeat first verse