A tender shoot (Colin Davey)
- Editor: Colin Davey (submitted 2020-06-04). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Full music.
- Editor: Colin Davey (submitted 2020-06-04). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 45 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Vocal parts only.
First published: 2011
Description: Composed for the choir of St Mark's, Talbot Village
Original text and translations
A tender shoot has started up from a root of grace,
as ancient seers imparted from Jesse's holy race:
It blooms without a blight, blooms in the cold bleak winter,
turning our darkness into light.
This shoot Isaiah taught us, from Jesse's root should spring;
The Virgin Mary brought us the branch of which we sing;
Our God of endless might gave her this child to save us,
Thus turning darkness into light.