Opus 1346

A Pilgrimage Carol (2019)

for SATB Chorus and Organ

Text by Euan Tait

Duration: 3.5 min.

Dedication: for the 110th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2019

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Performance materials available from the publisher.

A Pilgrimage Carol (2019) was written for the 110th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2019.

Loved pilgrim lion,
You bring me on Your back
home, the eternal
place of Your birth,

Your sweet child play,
Your laughter and light beauty,
Your gaze of all-embrace
love on Your parents,

quiet, gentle Joseph
and Mary radiant
with Holy Spirit songs
that made her praying

dance. Oh how the world
leapt in her womb!
Here, loved lion Jesus,
I am again, pilgrim

of the year past, among
the kingdom of Your birth.
I brush the shoulders
of kings, shepherds.

I am here,
and I adore
the forever Amen.

Euan Tait
© 2019