O Sempervirens, Evergreen

Lyricist - Sophia Green

Sheet music here, including composer and history of this carol.

O Sempervirens Evergreen
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Chandra sings

I.

O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
how green with life your branches! (2X)
As green you are through Summer’s close,
so you remain through Winter’s snows!
O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
how green with Life your branches!

II.

O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
my heart is glad to know you! (2X)
At Yuletide now, o Redwood tree,
the highest joy, you hold for me!
O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
my heart is glad to know you!

III.

O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
your raiment shows me wisdom, (2X)
that Steadfastness brings Hope in kind,
and Strength and Solace for all time!
O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
your raiment shows me wisdom!

O Sempervirens Evergreen
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Fred Goff sings

IV.

O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
your ancient boughs breath for us! (2X)
Your breath of life through ages long,
has bless'd all creatures in Life's song!
O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
Your ancient boughs breathe for us!

V.

O Sempervirens, Evergreen,
our fates must grow together! (2X)
Mankind must rise, tall strong and keen,
Earth's Sempervirens to redeem!
Before we were, you've ever been,
Earth's past and life before us!

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