Simon Lindley (arr​.​)​: Now the Green Blade Riseth

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Simon Lindley is organist of Leeds Minster and of Leeds Town Hall, and a noted composer and arranger of works for choir and organ. His contemplative setting of the Easter carol “Now the Green Blade Riseth” reflects a more tender and inward response to the Easter message.

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Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain,
Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid him, Love whom men had slain,
Thinking that never he would wake again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
Thy touch can call us back to life again,
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

J. M. C. Crum (1872–1958)

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from Spring Bursts Today: A Celebration of Eastertide, released April 20, 2014

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For over 175 years the Harvard University Choir has provided a unique opportunity for student singers to perform choral literature at the highest level, both in concert and during the services of the Memorial Church. Its program of daily choral services, broadcasts, tours, commissions, and recordings make it one of the premier college chapel ensembles in the United States. ... more

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