Another Advent hymn
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
    Posts: 6,428
    (Put it away for next year)

    There is a Hope as Yet Unborn

    There is a hope as yet unborn;
    The birth pangs are already here.
    The promised dawn, the waiting morn
    Comes, every moment, yet more near.

    From deep within my hope filled ache
    Joy leaps to greet the rising sun.
    How can this be, that God should make
    Me midwife to the Chosen One?

    This world and I, we labor on.
    Waiting for God, our bodies groan
    ‘Til with the promised, coming dawn
    We are redeemed and made God’s own.

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    LM (8.8.8.8.)
    inspired by
    Romans 8:18-25
    Luke 1:39-45

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    Copyright 2021 Adam Michael Wood

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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    Feel free to use with any LM tune.
    But also Henry Gaida graciously wrote a new tune for it. Which I will post when I am not on my phone (Unless he does it first)
  • SalieriSalieri
    Posts: 3,100
    Here it is---if Adam doesn't mind me stealing his thunder.

    The tune is called ROYAL PRIESTHOOD (after a suggestion Kathy Pluth for a title for the text), and is in a modal style (mode I), intended to be reminiscent of Anglo-American folk melody, though harmonized in a standard 'common practice' hymn style.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
    Posts: 6,428
    I really like this tune. Thank you so much for composing it and also for posting here.
    Thanked by 1Salieri