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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

"Shepherds Find Him" by Joan Bohlig.
Used by permission of the artist.

An intimate arrangement of a Christmas favorite
Polish carol / Elizabeth Alexander

An intimate arrangement of this favorite Polish carol, with rich inner voices and poignant suspensions.  The traditional English lyrics are followed by an additional verse, which speaks to the blessing which arrives with all births, in all times. A Yuletide delight for women's or advanced children's choirs.

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SSA a cappella - Choral Score
3'00" ME SEA-020-00 $1.00
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SSA a cappella - Choral Score
3'00" ME SEA-020-00D $1.00
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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Verses 1 and 2 Traditional
Verse 3 by Elizabeth Alexander

Infant holy, infant lowly,
For his bed a cattle stall.
Oxen lowing, Little knowing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging, angels singing,
Noels ringing, Tidings bringing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, Shepherds keeping
Vigil 'til the morning new.
Saw the glory, Heard the story
Tidings of a gospels true.
Thus rejoicing, Free from sorrow,
Praises voicing, Greet the morrow,
Christ the babe was born for you.

Poor and wealthy, Sick and healthy,
Babes are born each day and night.
In a stable like the fable,
Or on bedding clean and bright.
New hearts beating, Old hearts warming,
Blessed greeting all-transforming,
Every birth brings love's pure light.


Choir of First Unitarian Church - Elizabeth Alexander, conductor (Ithaca, NY)   * Premiere
Choir of Como Park Lutheran Church - Tom Ferry, conductor (Saint Paul, MN)
Choir of Jefferson Unitarian Church - Keith Arnold, conductor (Golden, CO)
Choir of Seosung Church - Samuel Choi, conductor (Daegu, SOUTH KOREA)
Choir of Unitarian-Universalist Church of Annapolis - Betsy Jo Angebranndt, conductor (Annapolis, MD)
Southwest Women's Chorus - Bill Paisner, conductor (Sun City, CA)

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