ALIVE, ALIVE! (words by Walter Farquharson)                                        

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a refrain, one verse, and a refrain played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.

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Alive, Alive! The skies have come alive this night!
Alive, Alive! The powers of evil are put to flight.

The stars and planets sing their song,
a hymn of praise, of joy and light.
All creatures of the earth may join
for newness flashes forth tonight.

The seers and prophets spoke their word:
sweet day of peace and justice clear.
The universe is charged to tell that,
glory-filled, the day comes near.

The heavens declare God’s glory now
in shimmering light and whispered sound.
Our Christ is found in humble place
and all of earth is hallowed ground.

Author / Composer Comments

This selection is from “Hold the Child Gently”, a cantata for the Christmas Season (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany).

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