This tender Advent ballad is set to an early-American melody and infused with the imagery of morning light and the hope of Christ's coming. The easy-to-learn choral writing culminates with an original refrain incorporating “Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. ” The optional cello part enhances the tone and flavor of his delightful gem.
Ancient Greek hymn (translated by John Brownlie)
Refrain: Latin hymn