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April Song of the Month: The Lambs Leap in the Meadow

April 14, 2020 by

“All frozen roots that once had died… o rise!”

Our April song of the month has been part of the Bruderhof Easter repertoire for many years. Poet Jane Tyson Clement penned the words, and her good friend, composer and pianist Marlys Swinger, set them to music, as she did so many of Jane’s exquisite poems. Listen to these words of hope sung in joyous four-part harmony to give you courage for the week ahead:

 

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The Lambs Leap In The Meadow

The lambs leap in the meadow,
The larks leap in the sky,
and all the bells of heaven ring
because our Lord rides by.

The sun lies golden on the bank,
warmth wakens in the deepest root;
like golden stars the celandine
now opens to the day;
the sherds of winter blow away
and buds break unconfined.

Stars of the heart, now open wide!
All frozen roots that once had died,
rise again, oh rise!

The lambs leap in the meadow,
The larks leap in the sky,
and all the bells of heaven ring
because our Lord rides by.


Listen to more Songs of the Month here.

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