In the Beginning

A cantata for Christmas

words and music by Chris Reynolds 2020

Click here to listen to a sampled recording ....
hopefully a 'live' one will be recorded this year!

you might like to open it in a separate tab, so you can follow the lyrics as well



The Lyrics
Rondo: ( Gen. 1:1,2 )

In the beginning,
the world was without form and void, …


And God's spirit hovered,

brooding on the water's face ...

And God saw that it was good,

And God saw that it was very good ...


And God's spirit moved, brooded on the water's face ...

And the Lord said" Let there be light!"... And there was light....
 

In the beginning was a voice, a still small voice,
A pebble dropped in to the void ...
Splashed out in ripples and waves, ripples and waves of time ripples of time and waves of space and ripples of space and time ...

And shot throughout in weft and warp the knowing Spirit, coaxing, coaxing ..
That ev'ry singing thread
should join its note to hers, in knowing in knowing,
And weave a cloak to clothe such knowing in ..
A cloak of flesh
In the beginning was a voice, a still small voice, small voice


( Gen. 1:1,2 )
And God's spirit moved,
brooded on the water's face,
And the Lord said" Let there be light!"
And there was light!

( John 1:9 ) The true light that lights every soul will come into the world

 

 

 

lullay lullaby, lullay lullaby

Can it it be?
such Mystery should come to Earth?
that such as we should sing Him lullaby?

should sing, sing lullay lullay, lullaby

Can it be?
that from the gravid void the Word takes flight?
to take the Forms of face and light?

this night sing lullay, lullay lullaby lulay

Can it be ?

 
 
 


There is an electronic, 'sampled' version available to listen to, but not a full recording as yet, but it gives an idea of the piece. The lyrics are included in full

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