Pro Nobis Puer Natus Est (Tim Pratt)

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  • (Posted 2015-01-29)   CPDL #34428:   
Editor: Tim Pratt (submitted 2015-01-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 178 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Personal Copyright. Please contact composer for permission to perform (no charge!).

General Information

Title: Pro Nobis Puer Natus Est
Composer: Tim Pratt
Lyricist: Tim Pratt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2014

Description: Composed for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny 2014.

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Original text and translations

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In the eyes of the oxen,
it was just another birth in the barn,
A young thing that squalled and suckled, and slept,
Pro nobis puer natus est.

In the eyes of the shepherds
it was a wonder told by angels,
an image seared into their fearful minds,
Pro nobis puer natus est.

In the eyes of the magi,
it was the climax of their starled quest,
a royal child housed in a squalid shed,
Pro nobis puer natus est.

In the eyes of his mother,
he was perfection born, lying in her arms,
her King of kings her soul, her joy, her life,
Pro nobis puer natus est.