This joyful anthem captures the excitement and wonder of the shepherds as they learned of Christ's birth. A trumpet-like fanfare in the piano sets the stage for the lilting 6/8 melody, as young voices declare, 'Arise, shine, Jesus has come!' An optional Scripture reading is also included that may be used to introduce the anthem.
Voicing: Unison with piano and optional 3 handbells and handchimes
Composer: Lynn Shaw Bailey, Becki Slagle Mayo
Text: Lynn Shaw Bailey, Becki Slagle Mayo