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Awake Were They Only / Roedd Yn Y Wlad Honno


Melody:Caradog Roberts (1878-1935)
as recorder quartet for DDTT and SSDA/ATTB
Lyrics:Caradog Roberts (trans. K.E.Roberts)
Origin:Welsh



Awake were they only,
Those shepherds so lonely,
On guard in that silence profound;
When colour had faded,
When night-time had shaded
Their senses from sight and from sound.
{
Lo, then broke a wonder,
Then drifted asunder
The veils from the splendour of God;
When light from the Holy
Came down to the lowly
And heav'n to the earth that they trod.
} x2

May light now enfold us,
O Lord, for behold us
Like shepherds, from tumult withdrawn;
Nor hearing, nor seeing,
All other care fleeing,
We wait the ineffable dawn.
{
O spirit all-knowing,
Thou source overflowing,
O move in the darkness around,
That sight may be in us,
True hearing to win us
Glad tidings where Christ may be found.
} x2

Sol-Fa (6/8 in 8th notes, range S,-S):
1S,| 1D 1D 1D 1T,1D 1R | 1m 1m 1m 1R 1F 1R | 1m 1D 1S,1S,1S,1S,| 5D
1S,| 1D 1D 1D 1T,1D 1R | 1m 1m 1m 1R 1F 1R | 1m 1D 1S,1S,1S,1S,| 3D
3R | 1m 1S 1S 1S 1F 1m | 1R 1m 1m 1m 1R 1R | 1D 1S 1S 1S 1F 1m | 5R
1R | 1m 1R 1D 1T,1D 1R | 1m 1m 1m 1R 1F 1R | 1m 1D 1S,1S,1S,1S,| 3D
3R | 1m 1S 1S 1S 1F 1m | 1R 1m 1m 1m 1R 1R | 1D 1S 1S 1S 1F 1m | 5R
1R | 1m 1R 1D 1T,1D 1R | 1m 1m 1m 1R 1F 1R | 1m 1D 1S,1S,1S,1S,| 5D
Tags: carol, rec4, welsh, xmas
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