The truth from above

SATB (div.), organ



This arrangement of The truth from above was first performed by Illuminare choir on Friday 16 December 2016 in Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. The melody is an English traditional folk carol, first collected by Cecil Sharp.


This is the truth sent from above, 
The truth of God, the God of love; 
Therefore don’t turn me from your door, 
But hearken all, both rich and poor.

The first thing, which I do relate, 
That God at first did man create 
The next thing, which to you I tell, 
Woman was made with him to dwell.

Thus we were heirs to endless woes,
Till God the Lord did interpose
For so a promise soon did run
That He’d redeem us with a Son.

And at this season of the year 
Our blest Redeemer did appear 
He here did live, and here did preach, 
And many thousands He did teach.

Thus He in love to us behaved,
To show us how we must be saved
And if you want to know the way
Be pleased to hear what He did say.




Jeremy Cole, Illuminare choir


English traditional carol


5 minutes


SATB (div.), organ


Illuminare choir, conducted by Jeremy Cole, Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, 16 December 2016