To Stand for All Creation

Lyricist - Sophia Green

Thank you to Shira Kammen for this tapestry-rich performance, with vocals, violin, vielle and viola sung and bowed entirely by herself! A generous talent, Shira is a shining star in the worlds of early and traditional music. She has performed for many years in early music groups such as Ensemble Alcatraz, Project Ars Nova, and the Boston Camerata. She also loves and performs folk music from around the globe, teaches early music internationally, and records for movie, television and gaming soundtracks. More about Shira, her talkative violin, and her music can be found at www.shirakammen.com.

To Stand for All CreationShira Kammen
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Sheet music here, including composer and history of this carol.

I.

O come, all ye faithful,

fearful yet courageous!

O come, we as one brave-hearted

our fate must face!

Come we together,

resolute through peril,

to stand for all Creation (3x)

Earth's hope to hold!

 

II.

Grow, trees and bushes,

flowers, grasses, rushes!
Grow from rich soil to keep Earth

breathing anew!
Your fruits do feed us,

your deep roots so need us
to stand for all Creation (3x)
Earth's hope to hold!

III.

Blow, breath of Heaven,

wind of transformation!
Blow 'way all currents stifling

Life's precious air!
Breathe through our body,

Breath of Life and Spirit
to stand for all Creation (3x)

Earth's hope to hold!

IV.

Flow, precious water,

balm of Terra Mater!
Flow o'er the earth, rejoin the

great sea of Life!
Rivers feed oceans,

birds and fish us motion
to stand for all Creation (3x)
Earth's hope to hold!

V.

Whale, bear and raptor,

all Man's kin in Nature!
Humbly concede we now our

shared earthly home!
One, all, and Nation,

vowing reparation
to stand for all Creation (3x)
Earth's hope to hold!