The coming of joy (Percy Buck)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-28)  CPDL #76766:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2023-10-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The coming of joy
Composer: Percy Buck
Lyricist: Percy Buck
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 61

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Original text and translations

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Now to the earth in mercy a Saviour is given,
See! for a ransom a Child is descended from Heaven;
Kings bring him presents, and angels extol Him with singing,
Rose of the world! for our joy from a Virgin upspringing.

Bring Him not gold, no splendour His kingdom requireth;
Nay! bring not frankincense, He no burnt off'rings desireth;
Bring Him not myrrh, over Him death hath no domination;
Throne of our love! we our hearts bring in pure adoration.