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The Coming

Susan Lindquist  •  Digital Sheet Music

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Originally printed in 1940 by Patterson’s Publications, Ltd, this solo has been long out of print. Now, by permission of the composer, G. Mantle- Childe, this lovely music is once again available to soloists. It is somewhat difficult for the voice, more work for the accompanist in a 1940’s popular style. Wonderful words by Rosa Maude Turner.

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Coming, The
Music: G. Mantle-Childe
Words: Rosa Maude Turner

Christ comes as softly as the Springtime’s dawning
Unfolding tender joys from day to day;
Christ comes as surely as the light of morning
Rolls the dark curtain of the night away.
Christ comes as softly, comes as surely stealing,
And with clear light illumines all the earth,
New hope, new joy, new happiness revealing,
Bringing new loveliness to radiant birth.
Coming as silently as beams of morning,
Certain, resistless as the noon’s clear ray;
None can withstand His pow’r, nor stay His coming.
Naught can turn back the dawning of the day.
Christ comes as softly, comes as surely stealing,
And with clear light illumines all the earth,
New hope, new joy, new happiness revealing,
Bringing new loveliness to radiant birth.

Reprinted 2002 in “Genesis of a Poem” by Peter J. Hodgson. Longyear Museum
Press.
Music: © 2004 SLVivace, reprinted by permission of the composer.