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Simple Gifts (Arranged By A. Lawrence Lyon)

'Tis the gift to be simple,

'Tis the gift to be free,

'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right, It will be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,

to bow and to bend, we will not be ashamed

To turn, turn, will be our delight,

'Til by turning, turning, we come round right.

Handel: Crux Fidelis (After ‘Ombra Ma Fu’)

FAITHFUL Cross! above all other, one and only noble Tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, none in fruit thy peers may be; sweetest wood and sweetest iron!
Sweetest Weight is hung on thee!

SING, my tongue, the Savior's glory; tell His triumph far and wide; tell aloud the famous story of His body crucified; how upon the cross a victim, vanquishing in death, He died.

Blessing, honor, everlasting, to the immortal Deity; to the Father, Son, and Spirit, equal praises ever be; glory through the earth and heaven to Trinity in Unity. Amen.

Faure: Cantique De Jean Racine

Word, equal to the Almighty, our only hope,
Eternal light of the earth and the Heavens;
We break the peaceful night's silence,
Divine Saviour, cast your eyes upon us!

Spread the fire of your mighty grace upon us
May the entire hell flee at the sound of your voice;
Disperse from any slothful soul the drowsiness
Which induces it to forget your laws!

Oh Christ, look with favour upon this faithful people
Which has now gathered to bless you.
Receive its singing, offered to your immortal glory,
And may it leave with the gifts you have bestowed upon it!

Rutter: What Sweeter Music

What sweeter music can we bring
than a carol for to sing the birth
of this our heavnly king. Awake the
voice awake the string.

Dark and dull night
fly hence away and give the honor
to this day that sees december
turn'd to may. That sees december
turn'd to may.

Why does the chilling winters
morn smile like a field beset with
corn? or smell like a meadow
newly shourn. Thus on the sudden
come and see. The cause why things
thus fragrent be.

Tis' he is born who's quickening
birth gives life and lustre public
mirth to heaven and the under earth.

We see him come and know him ours
who with his sunshine and his
show'rs turns all the patient
ground to flowers. Turns all the
patient ground to flowers.

The darling of the world is come
and fit it is we find a room to
welcome him. to welcome him.
The nobler part of all the house
here is the heart

Which we will give him and bequeath,
this holly and this ivy wreath. To
do him honor who's our king and Lord
of all this reveling

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618

Jesu, Word of God Incarnate,
of the virgin Mary born,
On the cross thy sacred body
for us men with nails was torn
Cleanse us, by thy blood and water
Streaming from thy pierced side;
Feed us with thy body broken,
Now in death's agony!
O Jesu, hear us Son of Mary.

(Metrical Translation)

Anna’s various correspondence and materials.

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