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Christ Humbled Himself

Composer Ronald A. Nelson
Text Philippians 2:8-11, alt;
Latin hymn, tr. Paul Gerhardt, English tr. James Alexander
Unison choir, flute, organ/keyboard
Church Season Lent, Good Friday
Scripture reference Philippians 2:8-11
2' 20" Price $1.75 (U.S.) Released 2/01
Catalog no. 422-902 Difficulty Moderately easy
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A compelling Lenten anthem for children using a passage from Phillipians through composed at the beginning and a stanza of "O Sacred Head" to conclude the piece. Nelson effectively weaves the melody of PASSION CHORALE ("O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded") into the flute and choir parts.

Christ humbled himself and became obedient
to the point of death--even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him a name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend
for this, thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever,
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

--Phillipians 2:8-11, alt.
Latin, German tr. Paul Gerhardt, tr. James Alexander

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