Love came down at Christmas (a cappella)

Music: trad. (Gartan) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Christina Rossetti (1830–94)
performance time approx 2m 10s
Range S1: e'–d'' / S2: c'–d'' / A: a–d'' / T: f–d' / B: F–d'
Price code: C
Complexity: **

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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.

Christina Rossetti

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