All in the Morning

Add to Cart

a cappella SATB - traditional - arr. Peter Amidon

In Amidons' book and companion CD 'Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir'. The Amidons learned this English carol from the singing of Tony Barrand, who is the soloist here. It is a deeply satisfying combination of text and melody. The Guilford (VT) Community Church Choir often sings this for their Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services, leaving off the last verse. Here Tony Barrand sings "All In the Morning" with John Roberts on concertina.

LYRICS

All In the Morning
traditional English carol

It was on Holy Wednesday, and all in the morning
That Judas betrayed our dear heav’nly King:
And was not this a woeful thing?
And sweet Jesus we’ll call him by name.

It was on Maundy Thursday, and all in the morning,
They plaited a crown of thorns for our heavn’ly King:
And was not this a woeful thing?
And sweet Jesus we’ll call him by name.

It was on Good Friday and all in the morning,
They crucified our Savior and our heavenly King:
And was not this a woeful thing?
And sweet Jesus we’ll call him by name.

It was on Easter Sunday, and all in the morning,
Our Savior arose, our own heavenly King;
The sun and the moon they did both rise with him
And sweet Jesus we’ll call him by name.

Tags: Sacred, Lent/Easter, a cappella