The Gift

Traditional Shaker tune
arr. Robert Chilcott (b. 1955)

Text: Tony Vincent Isaacs

The gift we deliver, the gift we receive
Is the living spirit Mary did conceive,
The royal gift of love incandescent flame
Is given to all mankind in his name.
Joy, joy it is our true delight
To receive on this wondrous night
A boy child to Mary is born
And his light will shine on beyond the dawn.


This piece was performed on Octarium’s Holidays with Octarium, December 2004.