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The Light of the World


FIRST PART

No. 1: PROLOGUE

"There shall come forth a rod"

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Tenors & Basses

 

There shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse
and a branch shall grow out of his roots,
and the Spirit of the Lord
shall rest upon Him
and shall make him of quick understanding
in the face of the Lord
and he shall not judge
after the sight of his eyes,
nor reprove after the hearing of his ears.

Sopranos
  Because the Lord hath anointed Him
to preach good tidings unto the meek.

Contraltos
  He hath sent Him to bind up the broken-hearted,

Tenors
  To proclaim liberty to the captives,

Basses
  And the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

Full Chorus
  Good tidings, liberty, the opening of prison.

Sopranos Contraltos Tenors & Basses
          There shall come forth a rod
  The Lord hath anointed Him   To bind   out of the stem
  to preach good tidings   up the broken-hearted,   of Jesse.
  unto the meek,   to bind   and the Spirit of the Lord
  good tidings unto the meek.   up the broken-hearted.   shall rest upon Him.

Full Chorus
  He will swallow up death,
death in victory,
will swallow up death,
death in victory
and the Lord God will wipe away tears
from off all faces.
And the rebuke of his people shall he take away
from off all the earth.

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