The race that long in darkness pined (Jeremy Rawson)

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Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2009-07-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Race that Long in Darkness Pined
Composer: Jeremy Rawson
Lyricist: John Morisoncreate page (1750-98)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1987

Description: A setting of words by John Morison for SATB, unaccompanied.

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Original text and translations

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The race that long in darkness pined,
Has seen a glorious light;
The people dwell in day, who dwelt
In death’s surrounding night.
To hail thy rise, thou better Sun,
The gathering nations come,
Joyous as when the reapers bear
The harvest treasures home.
To us a Child of Hope is born,
To us a Son is given,
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
Him all the hosts of heaven.
His Name shall be the Prince of Peace,
Forevermore adored,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The great and mighty Lord.
His power increasing still shall spread,
His reign no end shall know:
Justice shall guard His throne above,
And peace abound below.