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I Thought on the Lamb of God

It’s Passion Sunday on Sunday 6th April, All Saints Fulham Choir will take the opportunity to sing two great Lent anthems.

All Saints Fulham Choir singing at a service

All Saints Fulham Choir singing at a service

At Sung Eucharist, the Choir will sing Christus Factus Est by the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Bruckner took the text for the piece from the New Testament – Philippians 2:8-9

Latin:
Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis. Propter quod et Deus exaltavit illum et dedit illi nomen, quod est super omne nomen.

English: King James Bible Version
Christ became obedient for our sakes unto death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name.
The video is the Choir of Westminster Cathedral.

All in the April Evening by Scottish composer Hugh S Robertson (1874–1952) will be the anthem at a special 4pm Choral Evensong.
The lyrics were taken from the poem Sheep and Lambs by Irish writer Katharine Tynan (1861-1931)

All in the April morning,
April airs were abroad;
The sheep with their little lambs
Pass’d me by on the road.

The sheep with their little lambs
Pass’d me by on the road;
All in an April evening
I thought on the Lamb of God.

The lambs were weary, and crying
With a weak human cry;
I thought on the Lamb of God
Going meekly to die.

Up in the blue, blue mountains
Dewy pastures are sweet:
Rest for the little bodies,
Rest for the little feet.

Rest for the Lamb of God
Up on the hill-top green;
Only a cross of shame
Two stark crosses between.

All in the April evening,
April airs were abroad;
I saw the sheep with their lambs,
And thought on the Lamb of God.

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About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.

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