Monday, December 04, 2006

Advent Anticipations

Rise up, shepherd, and follow...

I really like this Advent spiritual. From the first time I heard it several years ago,
the deep, resounding "Rise up, shepherd, and follow" wave through my mind for hours afterwards.

You can listen to it here.



There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.
It will lead to the place where the Christ was born,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow.
Follow the Star of Bethlehem,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

If you take good heed to the angel’s words,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.
You’ll forget your flocks, you’ll forget your herds,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

Follow, follow, rise up, shepherd, and follow.
Follow the Star of Bethlehem,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.


A good link for more Christmas carols than I knew existed and printable sheet music can be found here.



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