Born Among Us in the Night
Carson P. Cooman

Composer Carson P. Cooman
Text Richard Leach
Voicing SATB and keyboard
Topics Christmas
Price $2.00 (U.S.)
Length 3' 10" Released 12/11
Catalog no. 405-246
Difficulty Mod. easy

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Anthem text
Will you leave the light of heaven
for the shadows of this earth,
turn from songs that know your glory
to the questions of your worth?
It is love that leads to leaving,
love will bring you to our side;
we will know you, Love incarnate,
born among us in the night.

Will you leave the way of power
that can call the stars by name,
to be found within a manger,
lit by olive oil aflame?
It is love that leads to leaving,
love that lays its power aside;
we will name you, Christ our brother,
born among us in the night.

Will you leave the endless giving,
truth that sings and love that flows,
for a world whose way is grasping,
hands that clutch and hearts that close?
It is love that leads to leaving,
love whose arms are open wide;
and our hearts will open to you,
born among us in the night.

Text: Richard Leach, 2004.
© 2007 Selah Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15227. All rights reserved.

Description This simple and beautiful Christmas carol sets a text by Richard Leach that celebrates the love shown through Christ's coming to earth at Christmas. The music is lush and lyrical, and would make a superb addition to a Christmas service or a Festival of Lessons and Carols.



 

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