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Ru, Ru, Chu


TTB/TBB and Piano* (Optional a cappella), and Optional Tambourine, Hand Claps, and Spanish text

Original English text by L. S. A.

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Rhythmically,
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mes-sage of de Dios
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mes-sage of de - light the nightDios


. guar-d el lo - bo de

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light the night - in - gale is


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the joy-ful sing-ing,


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Anonymous Spanish Carol (1556)


Arranged by Linda Spevacek-Avery

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Duration: approx. 1:50


*Also available for Three-part Mixed (15/1221H) and Two-part (15/1415H).
**Ru, Ru, Chu is the call (or sounds) of the nightingale. The English text is not intended as a translation. Rather, it is a
new, secular text that adapts for more general use. The Spanish text is sacred and may be sung when appropriate.
1995, This arrangement 1999 Heritage Music Press, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.
All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.
Reproduction of this publication without permission of the publisher is a criminal offense subject to prosecution.
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THE CCLI LICENSE DOES NOT GRANT PERMISSION TO PHOTOCOPY THIS MUSIC.

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the joy-ful
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Hear the song of peace he brings


Es - te ques nas - ci - do es

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No more need-less war, no more hun-ger for the poor,


ha - nos re - di - mi - do con
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nite, help-ing one an-oth-er


more.
ni - to, fi - ni - to se hi - zie - ra.

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to ev - ry na-tion, call-ing all to join, join their hearts in ju - bi - la-tion.


el gran mo - nar -ca, Chris-to
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like a whip-poor - will who did weath-er through the


to-dos
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Al-ways look be - yond, good is


wait-ing in the wing.
to - dos le da - re - mos nu - es - tra vo-lun - tad,

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Hear the song of hope come out


Pues que ya te - ne - mos lo

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que des-se - a - mos,

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When you find it, come, come and join him now and sing.
pues a se i - gua - lar con el hom-bre vi - nie - ra.

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Hear the song of


Yo vi mil gar -

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peace,
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car - ry it
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For the sea -son now stands for


di-zien-do a gas - co - nes, Glo -

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love and hope and


ria se a en el

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bring-ing joy to
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all at this time of cel - e - bra - tion.


lan - do, ha - zien-do mil
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to all cre - a - tion,


da - van can - tan - do,

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be - yond, nev - er
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let the sing-ing


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