Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

Monday, 9 December 2013

Metrical Mass setting for Christmas

Wow! Just realised what a long time it is since I was het up enough about something to blog!  Well this isn't a het up blog - it's a sharing blog.

Just put this together for Midnight Mass (and maybe Christmas day morning too). It's sung to IRIS - Angels from the Realms of Glory - and hoping that using a carol tune will make it accessible to less regular church visitors.  Feel free to borrow or adapt.

Gloria

Glory be to God in heaven.
Peace to all throughout the world.
Thanks and praise to God our Father.
Love in action is unfurled.
 Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

Jesus Christ is born among us,
Son of God light of the world.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Love in action is unfurled.
 Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

Here on earth Christ’s life he gave us;
living, dying, ris’n on high.
God we praise your gen’rous spirit.
All our needs you full supply
 Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

Sanctus & Benedictus

Holy, holy, Lord Almighty
God of power and God of might
Heaven and earth, full of your glory
Overflow this Christmas night
Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2
  
Blessed is he who comes to greet us
on this glorious Christmas night
In God’s name a human baby
Sing hosanna in the height.
Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, with love you save us
taking all our sins away
look with mercy on our people
on this glorious Christmas day
 Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

Lamb of God, your peace you bring us
full of justice, grace and light
look with mercy on your people
on this glorious Christmas night.
 Gloria in excelsis Deo x 2

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