With Wondering Awe

In planning the 2013 Relief Society Christmas Choir Concert, we needed another upbeat piece. 
This one came to mind as a carol we had not yet sung or arranged. This is a new setting with a Celtic feel for four part women.
It is bold and exciting and needs a great accompanist. Thanks to the 2013 Kennewick Stake Relief Society Christmas Choir for this performance recording.


Voicing: SSAA
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Christmas

Text: Anonymous, Laudis Corona, Boston, 1885
Music: Rachel P. Mohlman
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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!

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!

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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