Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this wise: when as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream. "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS." "He shall be great; and shall be called the Son of the Highest: Emmanuel, God with us."
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , Matthew 1:18-21, 23 and Luke 1:32 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958), "Narration (1)" [soprano or mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone soli, boys' chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra], from the cantata Hodie, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail
This text was added to the website: 2006-07-26
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