247. Now the Green Blade Rises

Text Information
First Line: Now the green blade rises from the buried grain
Title: Now the Green Blade Rises
Author: John M. C. Crum (1928, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Matthew 27:57-28:8; Mark 4:28; Mark 15:46; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 23:50-24:12; John 11:25-26; John 12:20-33; John 19:42; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22; Ephesians 2:5
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Grief (3 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: love is come again
Copyright: © 1928 Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Martin F. Shaw (1928)
Key: e minor or modal
Source: French carol, 15th cent.
Copyright: Harm. © 1928 Oxford University Press

Text Information:

Although there were some traditional Easter carols, this hybrid one has been created by grafting a 20th-century English text onto a late 15th-century French tune. The allegory of the dying and rising grain as a parallel for Christ’s Resurrection is probably based on John 12:24.

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