Music for Advent
6th December 2020
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“The Lacemakers Prayer” by Maria Barthélemon (1749 – 1799)
sung by Frances M Lynch, Jenny Miller (sopranos); Margaret Cameron (mezzo); David Sheppard (counter tenor); Julian Stocker (tenor); Gwion Thomas (baritone);
violins, bass viol and harpsichord realised at the keyboard by Frances M Lynch
The words of this prayer could not be more apt for our current situation
“Darkness did our Path enshroud,
Frought with sickness’ spectred form.
But like sun beams thro’ a cloud
Mercy bursts to cheer and warm.
Oh may those, whose fost’ring rays,
Bid the hopeless strength to live,
Feel such joy, Heav’nly praise
Equalled but by that they give.”