Song of the Ship

Poet/Lyricist: 

Es Kommt Ein Schiff c. 1470, tr. O.B.C.

Commissioned by: 

Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation

Premiere: 

The Rochester Aria Group
Item Voicing Media Price
LK009-02 TB, divisi and piano
$1.75

Text:

Song of the Ship

There comes a ship a-sailing with angels flying fast:
She bears a splendid cargo and has a mighty mast.

This ship is fully laden, right to her highest board:
She bears the Son from heaven, God's high eternal Word.

And that ship's name is Mary, of flow'rs the rose is she,
and brings to us her baby from sin to set us free.

The ship made in this fashion in which such store was cast,
her sail is Love's sweet passion, the Holy Ghost her mast.