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Now the Green Blade Riseth

Composer medieval French carol, arr. William C. Witherup
Text John M.C. Crum, 1928, alt
Voicing
SATB
Topics Easter, Spring
Length
1' 25" Price $1.65 (U.S.) Released 5/06
Catalog no. 405-548 Difficulty Moderately easy

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"This is a good a cappella anthem (much of it in only 2-part texture) which will promote light, rhythmically nimble singing on a familiar tune. A nice alternative to loud Easter fare. Moderately easy." --Worship Arts, Nov./Dec. 2006

Description
A lovely a capella setting of the French tune NOËL NOUVELET.

Anthem text
Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;
love lives again, that with the dead has been:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid him, love whom men had slain,
thinking that never he would wake again,
laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
love is come again like wheat the springeth green.

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
he that for three days in the grave had lain,
quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving in pain,
thy touch can call us back to life again,
fields of hearts that dead and bare have been:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

--John M.C. Crum, 1928, alt.

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