WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND - a carol

This carol is dedicated to Peter Fender and his Philharmonia-Britannica Symphony Orchestra

(www.ph-br.co.uk) - a worthy charity that champions neglected British classical music and the

arts - often combining poetry and music..

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Lift up your voice - let all rejoice

And make a joyful sound

Cast off the care Mankind must bear...

When Christmas comes around

 

Look to your heart - that's where love starts

 Where life itself begins

And you shall know that faith will show

Forgiveness for your sins

 

Look to His truth in age and youth

Salvation shall be found

As One they stand before His hand

When Christmas comes around

 

Stand up and sing - let joy take wing

Our praises shall resound

The Word we share is everywhere

When Christmas comes around

 

A time of cheer with loved ones near

To banish grief and tears

With peals of laughter everafter

Echoing down the years

 

Look to His truth in age and youth

Salvation shall be found

As One they stand before His hand

When Christmas comes around

 

Lift up your eyes to seek the skies

With stars forever crowned

That we might see eternity

When Christmas comes around

 

Be grateful for the years before

The years yet to be

Each bright new dawn - each new life born

His precious World to see

 

Look to His truth in age and youth

Salvation shall be found

As One they stand before His hand

When Christmas comes around

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carolChristmas

◄ I LOVE YOU TODAY

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 5th Dec 2011 10:35

Thanks Larisa. Giving joy is always worth the
effort.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 5th Dec 2011 10:26

Enjoyed listening to this beautiful song. Thanks for sharing. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 5th Dec 2011 10:10

J.C. - you are, as always, encouraging in your
comments, for which, many thanks! I wish you
all the best with your own contribution to the hymn/carol genre. It is profoundly satisfying
to do something like this - I'm sure you will agree. The uploaded audio is a simple version
and I would like to have a soloist sing the
first verse; soloist and choir sing the second; and a congregation joining in to blast out the third (in italics) - and so on through
the piece to its conclusion. That would be my
ideal arrangement.

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John Coopey

Mon 5th Dec 2011 00:00

Top bombing again, MC.
Pitched just right to make it "accessible" as a carol. But simple and faithful internal rhymes. (You're just showing off now, aren't you?).
I've just co-written a school hymn for our local which gets its world premiere in a day or two. The quality is provided by the composer not the lyricist!
Race you to the Christmas No 1.

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