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==Original text and translations==
 
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When Jesus Christ was yet a child
When Jesus Christ was yet a child<br>
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He had a garden small and wild,
He had a garden small and wild,<br>
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Wherein He cherished roses fair,
Wherein He cherished roses fair,<br>
 
 
And wove them into garlands there.
 
And wove them into garlands there.
  
Now once, as summer time drew nigh,<br>
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Now once, as summer time drew nigh,
There came a troop of children by,<br>
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There came a troop of children by,
And seeing roses on the tree,<br>
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And seeing roses on the tree,
With shouts they plucked them merrily.<br>
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With shouts they plucked them merrily.
  
Do you bind roses in your hair?<br>
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Do you bind roses in your hair?
They cried, in scorn, to Jesus there,<br>
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They cried, in scorn, to Jesus there,
The Boy said humbly: "Take, I pray,<br>
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The Boy said humbly: "Take, I pray,
All but the naked thorns away."<br>
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All but the naked thorns away."
  
Then of the thorns they made a crown,<br>
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Then of the thorns they made a crown,
And with rough fingers pressed it down,<br>
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And with rough fingers pressed it down,
Till on His forehead fair and young,<br>
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Till on His forehead fair and young,
Red drops of blood like roses sprung.
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Red drops of blood like roses sprung.}}
  
 
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General Information

Title: The Crown of Roses
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB (with minor divisi in bass)
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1883

Description: First published as #5 in the composer's collection "Songs for the Young" for voice & piano; arr. by the composer for chorus 1889.

External websites: Arensky's String Quartet opus 35, whose second movement was arranged as Variations on a Theme by P.Tschaikovsy for String Orchestra (1894), op. 35a

Original text and translations

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When Jesus Christ was yet a child
He had a garden small and wild,
Wherein He cherished roses fair,
And wove them into garlands there.

Now once, as summer time drew nigh,
There came a troop of children by,
And seeing roses on the tree,
With shouts they plucked them merrily.

Do you bind roses in your hair?
They cried, in scorn, to Jesus there,
The Boy said humbly: "Take, I pray,
All but the naked thorns away."

Then of the thorns they made a crown,
And with rough fingers pressed it down,
Till on His forehead fair and young,
Red drops of blood like roses sprung.