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The Gleam

Not yet shepherds,
the gilded kings,
no angel strikes
upon the strings.

lalula lalula
lalulaluel

Wintering beasts,
mother and child,
stilled at the breast,
cries reconciled.

manula lalula
lalulaluel

Soft Mary lalls
forgotten song,
puzzles the name
that could belong.

emmalalula
lalulaluel

Six-pointed star
pierces roofbeam,
into her eye
enters the gleam.

halula lalula
ha'almah harah

Hers is the child
prophets foretell,
God is with us,
noel, noel.

...veyoledet ben vekarat
shemo Immanu El

(Commissioned Carol from Kings College Cambridge 2003. Music by Sir Harrison Birtwistle)

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