A silence which was broken (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-09)   CPDL #33625:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A silence which was broken
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Epiphany, Epiphany III   Meter: 76. 76

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 2014

Description: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Year A

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Original text and translations

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1. A silence which was broken,
by John's astounding word
returned again to muffle
all passion where it stirred.

2. A people lately singing
now strained their hearts to hear
the sweet receding music,
"the realm of God is near."

3. But hope, hushed and imprisoned,
will not be silent long --
another seized the promise
and sang it, sure and strong.

4. And many joined the singing.
and many came to hear,
and many soon discovered
the realm of God is near.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.

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