for SATB chorus with assembly, handbells, and oboe
text by Eleanor Farjeon
French carol, arr. by ZMH
A joyful setting of this hopeful Advent text paired with the French carol tune BESANCON. The oboe, drum, and handbell accompaniment offer a jaunty ritornello between stanzas. Appropriate for worship services, lessons and carols, and holiday concerts.
Dedicated to S. Blake Duncan, oboist, in thanksgiving for his fifteen years of service (1995-2009) teaching and performing at Lutheran Summer Music.