As shepherds kept their lonely vigil, in the fields abiding; A multitude of heaven’s host brought long-awaited tidings.
Immanuel, Immanuel, the heavens tell of thy coming; Immanuel, Immanuel, this night we rejoice in thee.
Sing, for God, who loves us well, sends His Son on earth to dwell: God with us, Emmanuel, in a manger bed.
He is our way, He is our light; In Him we live. Anthem for SSAATTB choir, piano, organ and two flutes.
Words by Christina Rossetti; Melody by Gustav Holst; Arranged for SSATB or SSAA by Sally DeFord.
Easter anthem for choir, piano, organ and flutes.
Words: Edmund H. Sears; Music: Traditional German (Ellacombe); Arranged by Sally DeFord and James Loynes.
In dark Gethsemane; the cross at Calvary; there won the Lord of all the victory.
Lyrics by Parley P. Pratt; Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer; Arranged by Sally DeFord
Not a cradle is found for thy bed, but a manger of hay in its stead, Where the cattle may feed must suffice for thy need, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Words: Bernard of Clairvaux; Music: John B. Dykes; Arranged by Sally DeFord.
Lift up your heart in faith, for God is ever nigh you; Eager to bless His children, mindful of every child.
We who receive Him must love without end, and carry His tidings of peace and good will to all men.
Hear the tidings heaven tells: Peace is come on earth to dwell. Christ the King, Emmanuel, Lying in a manger.
So shall we stand despite our weakness; So shall our strength be strength enough; We bring our hearts to thee in meekness; Lord, wilt thou bind them in thy love?