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Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head Publication Details

 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2020 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir Unaccompanied

Level of Difficulty - Moderate


Uses/Season -
Concert, Christmas, Service Anthem

 
Duration -
3:00 mins

Pages Music -
6 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SATB unaccompanied
choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1998

Perusal Score PDF
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Description/Remarks


An a cappella arrangement of the lovely Southern Appalachian Christmas carol which poignantly describes the simplicity of the Jesus’ manger bed in contrast to the opulent cradles of those born to the rich and powerful, who "sleep in feathers at their birth."
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"Spiced with inventive harmonies and textures, pieces like 'Jesus Jesus Rest Your Head' and  'Good King Wenceslas' take on new life.
–  Lawrence Schenbeck, The Choral Journal

 

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"Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head?" from the recording 'What Child Is This?'

 

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"Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head"
from What Child Is This? CD
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What Child Is This?CD
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  Text

Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

Southern Appalachian        

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, rest your head,
You have got a manger bed;
All the evil folk on earth
Sleep in feathers at their birth;
Jesus, Jesus, rest your head,
You have got a manger bed. 


Have you heard about our Jesus?
Have you heard about his fate?
How his mother went to that stable
On that Christmas Eve so late?
Winds were blowing, cows were lowing,
Stars we glowing, glowing, glowing.


Refrain


To that manger came then wise men,
Bringing things from hin and yon
For the mother and the father
And that blessed little son;
Milkmaids left their fields and flocks,
And sat beside the ass and ox.


Refrain