Long Ago, Prophets Knew
Choir & handbell choir (3 octaves - 13 bells)
Arranged by Lloyd Larson. Hope's Recent Best Sellers Series. Hymntune, General Worship, Sacred. Handbell part. 4 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5524HB).
Item Number: HP.C5524HB
Text by Fred Green. Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Zechariah 9:9, Isaiah 11, Luke 1:26-38, Hebrews 1:1, 1 Peter 1:10-12, John 1:1,14, Matthew 2:1-12, Matthew 13:17, Matthew 26:24.
Paired with the renowned historic carol PERSONENT HODIE, Fred Pratt Green's Advent text has become a modern day classic. The blending of text and tune joyously invites singers and listeners alike to sing and rejoice at Christ's coming as recalled by the prophets of old. The optional addition of just 13 handbells sets an ideal tone for the refrain: "Ring, bells, ring! Sing, choirs, sing! We will make him welcome!".