I was entranced by these beautifully crafted words by the prolific writer and Catholic theologian G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) and immediately wanted to set them to music.

Example of lyrics

The Christ child lay on Mary’s lap
His hair was like a light
O weary, weary is the world
But here is all aright

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Song information

  • Mood:

    Quiet, haunting

  • Technical:

    Solo call with 3 part harmony response

  • In this download:

    full score (pdf)
    full audio (mp3)
    3 audio parts (mp3)

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