FOR BRASS QUINTET, TIMP, AND ORGAN
Audio: (intro) - hymnal verse (adapt. RVW) - descant verse. Free score.
The tune MIT FREUDEN ZART (With tender joy) appeared in the 1566 Kirchengesänge of the Bohemian Brethren, a precursor of the Protestant Reformation originally referred to as Unitas Fratrum, today part of the Moravian church. The opening phrases – the AA of this AABC setting – were clearly derived from well known earlier sources: a popular early 16th C French Christmas chanson, Une pastourelle gentille, set to a 1529 tune by Claudin de Sermisy , and GENEVAN 138 which appeared that same year in the Genevan Psalter.
O wounded hands of Jesus build in us thy new creation;
Our pride is dust, our vaunt is stilled, we wait thy revelation.
O love that triumphs over loss, we bring our hearts before thy cross
To finish thy salvation.
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