160. A Stable Lamp Is Lighted

Text Information
First Line: A stable lamp is lighted
Title: A Stable Lamp Is Lighted
Author: Richard Wilbur (1959)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Psalm 22:1; Matthew 21:1-9; Matthew 27:45-46; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 2:7; Luke 2:16; Luke 19:28-40; Luke 23:44; John 12:12-15
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration (5 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1961, ren. 1989 Richard Wilbur (admin. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.)
Tune Information
Composer: David Hurd (1984)
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1984 GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

Text Information:

The doubled lines in each stanza of this reflection on Christ’s birth and death echo his saying (Luke 19:40) that creation will praise him if people are silent. This text by a former Poet Laureate of the United States is set to a lullaby-like tune specially composed for it.

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