06 April 2010

Now Glad of Heart

This beautiful Easter carol was sung by Amilia, Angel and Cindi as the offerings of the people were gathered and the table was prepared for the Eucharist. The setting is by Edgar Aufdemberge. Here are the words:

Now glad of heart be everyone,
The fight is fought, the day is won,
The Christ is on His throne. Alleluia...

Who on the rood (cross) was crucified,
Who rose again as at this tide
In glory to His Father's side. Alleluia...

Who baffled death and harrowed hell
And led the souls that loved Him well
All in the light of lights to dwell. Alleluia...

By faith, the shield of heart and mind,
Through love which conquers and is kind,
In hope that rides upon His winds. Alleluia...

To Him we lift our heart and voice
And in His paradise rejoice
With harp and pipe and happy noise. Alleluia...

Then rise, O Christian folk, with me
And carol forth the One in Three
Who was and is and is to be. Alleluia...

3 comments:

J.G.F. said...

My favorite Aufdemberge piece. Where did you get your hands on it?

William Weedon said...

John,

I'm not sure anymore. We got it some years back and have used it at Easter three times in the last 18 years or so - it takes the right combo of course to pull it off - and we've not had a flute for it the last two times we did it.

J.G.F. said...

Ah.... pilfered from the Bronxville Music Library (that doesn't exist anymore... long, sad story).

I'd love to get my hands on a copy if you could make a copy :-)

John