SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY
(Gavin Richardson)

Now does the glorious day appear
And I hear music in my ears
The choral strains are clear
A song for St. Cecilia's Day

I rise and wash myself and dress
And all my sins confess
To sing the blessed song
A song for St. Cecilia's Day

Come all you weary ones
Misfortune's sons and sorrow's daughters
Come lay your every burden down

Take comfort in her song
She rights all wrongs, sweet music's martyr
She bids us all to gather round, and

Sing it like an offering
And know the joy that voices bring
A one true pure and holy thing,
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day

Come all you weary ones
Misfortune's sons and sorrow's daughters
Come lay your every burden down

Take comfort in her song
She rights all wrongs, sweet music's martyr
She bids us all to gather round, so

Let the sound go ringing 'cross the plains
Nothing will ever be the same
The angels praise her name
In song on St. Cecilia's Day

Sing it like an offering
And know the joy that voices bring
A one true pure and holy thing,
God bless this St. Cecilia's Day