Friday, November 12, 2010

My first hymn

Last week at Schola Cantorum practice the director, Stephen Folkemer, was complaining about the letter 'r'. It's sometimes difficult to sing words containing an 'r' without putting too much stress on it. Stephen is a great composer of music and joked that he would someday write a hymn which would avoid that problem. Below is my first real attempt at writing a hymn, and you will notice the lack of a certain letter:

The Messiah has come
Let us sing to Heaven
Good news we behold
God's joy to us given

We sing to give thanks
The angels sing laud
The light to us given
The King's advent is now

The chosen of God
Angel's joy come down
The Messiah has come
The Messiah has come