With Wondering Awe

We needed another 'upbeat' song in our Christmas program this year.  One day while driving, this idea popped into my head.  A 6/8 setting, with a bit of Celtic flair, it's fun to sing and to hear, but challenging.  You'll need SSAA and a great pianist.

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Voicing: SSAA
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Christmas

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Rachel P. Mohlman

LYRICS
With wondering awe the wise men saw
The star in heaven springing,
And with delight, in peaceful night,
They heard the angel singing:
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name, to his name!

By light of star they traveled far
To seek the lowly manger,
A humble bed wherein was laid
The wondrous little Stranger.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name, to his name!


And still is found, the world around,
The old and hallowed story,
And still is sung in every tongue
The angels' song of glory:
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name, to his name!


The heavenly star its rays afar
On every land is throwing,
And shall not cease till holy peace
In all the earth is growing.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name.
Hosanna, hosanna,to His name!
Hosanna to his name, to his name!
Hosanna!



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