This weekend I’ll be heading up to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Festival of Carols concert on December 8. Earlier this fall my choral piece, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, was chosen as the winner in the ISC’s annual competition. I am thrilled to be a part of their concert and look forward to hearing them sing it.
I’ll be posting more as I am able. Here is the text of the old hymn that I set.
All my heart this night rejoices,
As I hear, far and near, sweetest angel voices;
Christ is born, their choirs are singing,
Till the air, everywhere, now their joy is ringing.
Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
Soft and sweet, doth entreat,
Flee from woe and danger;
Brethren, come; from all that grieves you
You are freed; all you need I will surely give you.
Come, then, let us hasten yonder;
Here let all, great and small, kneel in awe and wonder,
Love Him who with love is yearning;
Hail the star that from far bright with hope is burning.
Blessed Savior, let me find Thee!
Keep Thou me close to Thee, cast me not behind Thee!
Life of life, my heart Thou stillest,
Calm I rest on Thy breast, all this void Thou fillest.
Thee, dear Lord, with heed I’ll cherish;
Live to Thee and with Thee, dying, shall not perish;
But shall dwell with Thee for ever,
Far on high, in the joy that can alter never.