Come, Jesus, Come
Alfred V. Fedak

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Text Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Voicing SATB, keyboard or strings, opt. flute/C inst.
Topic Advent/Christmas
Price $2.25 (U.S.)
Length 3' 40" Released 7/16
Catalog no. 405-210
Difficulty Mod. diff.
Other editions Full score/parts (405-211)

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Anthem text
Come, Jesus, come, Morning Star:
come with rays of joy and peace.
Word of hope, whom fears would bar,
from our darkness bring release.

Come, Jesus, come, Holy Child:
come enfleshed in humble birth.
Word of love, though scorned, reviled,
give our human life new worth.

Come, Jesus, come, living Lord:
come in prayer and sacraments.
Word of blessing still outpoured,
work in ways transcending sense.

Come, Jesus, come, King of kings:
come to rule on earth again.
Word for whom creation sings,
"O come, Prince of Peace, and reign."

--Carl P. Daw, Jr.

© 1990 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved.


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Carl Daw’s Advent/Christmas text celebrates the coming of the "Word for whom creation sings." Alfred Fedak’s setting is available for choir with keyboard and flute (or other C instrument), and also in the original scoring using string quartet instead of keyboard. The litany-like invocation that opens the text returns throughout, drawing the choir and congregation on a journey of anticipation.

"Carl P. Daw, Jr., has provided a profoundly beautiful text, suitable for Advent, Christmastide, or Epiphany, with mention of prayer, sacraments, and blessings. Choral parts are harmonically rich without being too challenging. There are opportunities for soprano and baritone solos, which would be ethereal if performed from another area of the worship space. Exquisite setting." --Cross Accent, Fall/Winter 2017


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