School of Music Program Book 1949-1950 Page: 63
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place; helpless and in dying, name his mother. What do I see?
A poor travler, worn by his journey, lying lifeless, beside the
road. Quick, to his aid. My son! And strangely still! No! No!
My God would not give him back, only to take him away. Hear
me, my son. Azael! My son!
Someone calls me from a great distance. My mother, my
mother; forgive me.
Duet: (Lia and Azael)
Day of joy and gladness. I dream of home. Sing, my heart,
with love one more.
My father approaches with his folk. I tremble and await his
Behold 'tis thy son spent with hunger; wondered and in rags.
Grant him thy forgiveness.
My son returns? Be still, my people. Go to the field; go to
the village; clash the loud cymbals! Tell to all you meet, that
my son has returned.
Gone, the sleepless nights; gone all care. Let us praise the Lord,
my people. My tears have fallen in secret. I weep no more!
My son has returned! Kill the fatted calf! Fill the goblet!
Come to my arms, my son.
Does my heart awake with new hope? Am I forgiven? Thou
art blessed to me.
Thy God, does forgive through me. Let us kneel to him.
Sing we to our God.
Trio: (Lia, Azael and Simeon)
Praise the Lord our God. To thee we owe these fields of
plenty, our herds and abundant woodlands and our hearts to
glorify thee. Praise to our God.
Production staff of Modern Dance
Director of Modern Dance Club .. Dr. Donnie Cotteral
Assistant Director ...... ........ . ... Marillyn McCulloch
Accompanist and Composer ........ . .. Betty Milleot
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