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
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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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