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Published: October 12, 2008
Duration: 3:30
Voicing: SATB
Accompaniment: Solo soprano instrument
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Performed by the Dordt College Concert Choir

 
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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You [AMP-43]

Combining a traditional Irish blessing with the biblical benediction, this work for choir and solo soprano instrument works well as a sung benediction. The work's harmonies are approachable for any choir.

While the work is scored for SATTBB, it is designed to be sung by a balanced SATB choir. A soft accompaniment (such as flute stops on an organ) can be used to bolster the lower parts if sufficient voices are not available. Suggested instruments for the solo part include a violin, flute, oboe, or recorder.

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Published: October 12, 2008
Basic information
Music type: Choral
Duration: 3:30
Suggested uses
Liturgical use : Benediction
Special occasions: Funerals
Relevant scripture: Numbers 6:24-26
Choral music information
Voicing: SATB
Accompaniment: Solo soprano instrument
Difficulty: 2
Language: English

Text

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, my friend,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

The Lord bless you and keep you,
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you; and give you peace.

And until we meet again, my friend,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Amen.