I hunted around for a version to use as an audience singalong when our community chorus did the Brahms, but the English singing translation is still copyrighted: might have booked Lutheran churches for the concert if we'd thought far enough ahead. The closest to a Catholic version I'm aware of is this in Latin. It's also in the Summit Choirbook. Roborgelmeister December Posts: The tune is used for Behold, a Virgin bearing him.
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It appeared in three or four early 20th century hymnals for Roman Catholics in the German American Tradition. Here are some translations that are public domain why the Trapp translation is p. I could not say. Bring forth, O earth, a blossom rare, Our Savior, sprung from meadow fair.
O Heiland reiß die Himmel auf
Come, Son of God! Without your light We grope in dread and gloom of night. Oh, come; lead us with mighty hand From exile to our promised land. Natalia Macfarren — , alt. Open celestial gate and door; Never to lock nor fasten more. O Sun arise, without Thy light We languish all in darkest night. Drop dew, ye heavens from above, Come in the dew, O God of love!
Melody in the first Dorian mode. Descend, descend from thy domain: Burst lock and latchet of the bowers Of thine eternal princely towers. Do you like the artist?
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