Run, O Run to Jerusalem
Composer David Music
Text David Music, quoting Charles Wesley
Voicing SATB and keyboard
Church Season Easter
Length 2' 35" Price $1.95 (U.S.) Released 3/93
Catalog no. 405-522 Difficulty Moderately easy
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"Run, O Run to Jerusalem uses quotations from the two hymns EASTER HYMN and LLANFAIR. It is not difficult; there are many unison and repeated passages. The independent organ part enhances the splendor of this little work." -Modern Liturgy, May 1994.
"Even more delightful is David Music's ingenious use of EASTER HYMN and LLANFAIR in Run, O run to Jerusalem. Again, a small ensemble makes a splendid showing, and the keyboard part is imaginatively used to supplement the choral writing." -AAM Journal, 3/95
Description An exciting Easter anthem. David Music quotes from the hymn tunes EASTER HYMN and LLANFAIR, and the lively accompaniment propels the piece towards its final "Alleluia!"
Christ the Lord is risen today.
Go tell John and Peter to come, Alleluia!
Now the stone is rolled away,
see the place where Jesus lay,
earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Run, O run to the garden tomb,
raise your joys and triumph high,
stoop, look inside the empty room, Alleluia!
Why seek the living among the dead?
He is risen as he said.
Loves again, our glorious Head, Alleluia!
Run, O run let the story be heard,
love's redeeming work is done,
let earth resound with the glorious word, Alleluia!
Sing, rejoice, no longer grieve,
now the words of Christ receive,
be not faithless, but believe, Alleluia!
This is the day that the Lord has made,
sing ye heavens and earth reply,
let us rejoice, be glad alway, Alleluia!
Sing the praise of him who died,
Jesus Christ, the crucified,
risen now and glorified, Alleluia!
Text: David W. Music, quoting Charles Wesley,
© 1993 Selah Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15227.