the Rose of Calvary
The image of a sacred flower, a divine rose, from heaven’s own garden blooming in the shadows of our world is a portrait of hope and comfort. When translated into music, it becomes a song that speaks to our deepest needs for restoration and redemption. It sings to us of gardens lost to sin and despair. It reveals to us a lonely garden where ancient olive trees stand silent witness to the suffering of the savior. It sings of a garden meant for death suddenly springing to life in a shower of joyful alleluias. It is God’s tender love song reminding us all that we are children of the garden. Finally, at its heart, it is the music of one truly perfect Rose, who, choosing grace, died for his beloved thorns.
Performed by Chardon Church Cantoria Choir
by Joseph M. Martin, orchestration by Brant Adams
Directed by Linda Prusha
|Song / Narration||Performer|
|the Rose of Calvary||Choir|
|Like a Flower in the Desert||Choir|
|Call to Repentance||Choir|
|A Rose in the Valley||Choir|
|Shout to God||Choir|
|I See a Rose in the Garden||Choir|
|In the Praetorium||Choir|
|Song of the Thorn||Choir|
|Affirmation of Life||Choir|
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