Love came down at Christmas
Music: trad. arr. Sheena Phillips, Words: Christina Rossetti
Performance time approx: 2m 10s
Range S1: e'–d'' / S2: c'–d'' / A: a–d'' / T: f–d' / B: F–d'
Price code: C
Love as our plea, and our gift, and as the central message – and sign of – Christianity. Rossetti’s famous words are given a quietly floating backdrop of descending chords and the tune passes between different sections of the choir. A lovely piece to introduce a moment of stillness in a Christmas programme.
Compatible with the guitar part written for catalogue no. 4077 which comes free when you order this setting.
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token;
Love be yours and love be mine;
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.