Light Upon the World

    • Text based on John 1:9: “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.”
    • Richard J. Clark, vocal, piano, organ
    • Michelle Laporte, flute
    • Produced by Paul Umbach
    • Digital PDF copy of score and individual parts ($49 reprint license)
    • Voice, Flute, Cello, piano, organ, chimes, glockenspiel
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Puer natus est nobis  (Unto us a child is born)

A starry night, lying fast asleep                                                                                               a child is born, a Savior, a Light for us to keep                                                                    and as the day grew brighter the angels of the Lord                                                      spread the Word of gladness to every one that heard

Oh, this Light upon the World, the Light that sheds the truth to everyone                          Have you seen this Light upon the world?                                                                          Born to Earth God brings His only Son.

et filius datus est nobis  (unto us a son is given)

The child, Emmanuel brings peace upon the land.                                                            God is with us now, His reign is at hand                                                                             And a single voice cries from the dust to point to us this man:                                      “Prepare the way of the Lord. Clear Him a straightened path.”

Have you seen this Light upon the world                                                                            The Light that shares the truth with every one?                                                                Have you seen this Light upon the World?                                                                         May the Light of Christmas shine on you.

Have you seen this Light upon the world, the Light that sheds the truth to every one? Have you seen this Light upon the world? May the Light of Christ’s love shine on you.