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Nos. 9 & 10: SOLO (Contralto) & SOLO (Soprano) with CHORUS

"Arise and take the young child... In Rama was there a voice heard"

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An Angel (Contralto):
  Arise, and take the young child and his mother,
and flee into Egypt,
and be thou there until I bring thee word,
for Herod will seek the child to destroy him.

  CHORUS
Soprano (solo): Sopranos: Contraltos: Tenors: Basses:
      In Rama was there a voice heard lamentation and weeping and great mourning,
      In Rama was there a voice heard lamentation and weeping and great mourning,
  Woe is me now,           Rachel weeping for her children,
  Woe is me now,   Rachel weeping for her children,        
  for my soul is wearied because of murderers.                
  Woe   In Rama was there a voice heard           In Rama was there a voice heard
  is me now,           lamentation and weeping
  for my soul is wearied because of                
  murderers.       Rachel        
          weeping for her        
      Rachel weeping for her   children,        
      children,   would not be comforted,   Rachel weeping for her    
      would not be comforted,   would not be comforted,   children,   Rachel weeping for her
  Woe!   Rachel   Rachel   Rachel   children,
  Woe! Woe! is me now.   weeping for her children would not be comforted, be comforted.
              In Rama was there a voice heard
  Woe!           lamentation and weeping.
  Woe is me now, woe is me now,   Rachel       Rachel weeping for her child-
  Woe! woe is me now!   weeping.       -ren, weeping.

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