Infinite Beatitude

SATB a cappella

4 min

Bliss Carman

Email composer


Commissioned by That Choir, Craig Pike.


Christmas Song

ABOVE the weary waiting world,
Asleep in chill despair,
There breaks a sound of joyous bells
Upon the frosted air.
And o’er the humblest rooftree, lo,
A star is dancing on the snow.What makes the yellow star to dance
Upon the brink of night?
What makes the breaking dawn to glow
So magically bright,—
And all the earth to be renewed
With infinite beatitude?
The singing bells, the throbbing star,
The sunbeams on the snow,
And the awakening heart that leaps
New ecstasy to know,—
They all are dancing in the morn
Because a little child is born.

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed in sixteen countries. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he maintains an active composition and teaching studio.

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