A melancholy alto solo or unison choral anthem written to accompany Greg Ward’s intergenerational Christmas worship script, “The Last Straw” (script available here), though the piece works well as a reflective moment during many Christmas-themed services.
One copy each of Director’s Score and Clarinet Part, and permission to project lyrics, are included with purchase. (Note: other transpositions of clarinet part are available. Contact me if you would prefer to use an oboe or other instrument.)
ALTO SOLO OR UNISON CHOIR WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (OPTIONAL B-FLAT CLARINET)
KEYWORDS: CHRISTMAS, EPIPHANY, MAGI, WISE MEN
Look & listen
For You, For Me
W&M ©2009 DAVID M. GLASGOW (ASCAP)
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The desert wind, the burning sand,
the voice that called me onward,
the nameless child, the need to leave my home
the frankincense that stung the air,
the lamb that walked beside me,
the burden that weighed down upon my soul…
It could have been a dream,
too selfless to be true.
The struggle and the pain,
they were for you.
The shining star, the tender child,
the straw that filled the manger,
the peaceful rest, at last, at journey’s end,
the morning sun in Bethlehem,
the footsteps left behind me,
the overcoming, and the road ahead…
It must have been a dream,
and yet I know it’s true.
When I began, I thought it was for you.
But with the graceful dawn,
a deeper truth I see:
It wasn’t just for you.
It was for me.