St. Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, Conductor
St. Olaf Choir Tour Home Concert, February 24, 2016
Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College

Text by Laurie F. Gauger
Music by Philip Biedenbender

Originally premiered at the 2015 St. Olaf Christmas Festival.

“The walls of a stable are not worthy of a king.

You come, little one, borne on the songs of angels,
The echoes of prophets,
And the light of a strange star.

Do not cry, though you must lie
On this rough, unforgiving wood.
You will be wrapped in lengths of linen,
And you will sleep.

Being found in human form,
He humbled himself,
Becoming obedient to death,
Yes, the death of the cross.

Though you must lie
On this rough, unforgiving wood.
You will be wrapped in lengths of linen,
And you will sleep.

These walls are not worthy of a king, little one,
But your kingdom is not of this world.”

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