An Easter Carol (Philip Le Bas)

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Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2015-12-12).  
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General Information

Title: An Easter Carol
Composer: Philip Le Bas
Lyricist: Phillips Brooks

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol for Easter Sunday   Meter: 88. 77. 77 (trochaic)

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2015

Description: Setting of Bishop Phillips Brooks "Easter Carol", with music for SATB or SA choir and piano accompaniment by Philip Le Bas


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Original text and translations

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1.
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right.
Faith and Hope triumphant say,
Christ will rise on Easter-Day.

2.
While the patient earth lies waking,
Till the glow of morn is breaking,
Shuddering 'neath the burden dread
Of her Master, cold and dead,
Hark! she hears the angels say,
Christ will rise on Easter-Day.

3.
And when sunrise strikes the mountains,
Pouring light from heavenly fountains,
Then the earth blooms out to greet
Once again the blessed feet;
And her countless voices say,
Christ has risen on Easter-Day.

4.
Up and down our lives obedient
Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant,
Till a garden we shall be
Fair with fruits and flowers for Thee;
And our thankful spirits say,
Christ arose on Easter-Day.

By Bishop Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) (adapted)