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To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

Apr. 28, 2019: “Now the green blade rises”

Today’s Music: The anthem is the traditional Easter text, “Now the green blade rises,” with its vivid imagery linking the resurrection to the springing forth of new wheat. It is most often set, as it is in our arrangement, to the old French Christmas carol tune “Noel nouvelet,” which kind of links musically Christ’s advent into the world and his reappearance after death. David Boelzner