All Shall be Well - Carter

All Shall be Well on a field of yellow daffodils - Loud are the bells of Norwich and the people come and go, Here by the tower of Julian I tell them what I know. Refrain: Ring out, bells of Norwich, and let the winter come and go; All shall be well again, I know. 2 Love, like a yellow daffodil, is coming through the snow. Love, like the yellow daffodil is lord of all I know. 3 Ring for the yellow daffodil, the flower in the snow. Ring for the yellow daffodil and tell them what I know.
This folk-style hymn of trust in God was written by English historian, folk-singer and song-writer Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) - best known as the author of Lord of the Dance.

It is based on the work Revelations of Divine Love, by 4th century English mystic Julian of Norwich, and is sometimes called The Bells of Norwich.

The song was published, including sheet music, in Book Five of "Songs of Sydney Carter, In the present tense" released by Stainer & Bell Ltd in 1982 - and copies of this are sometimes available from Amazon and from 2nd-hand book outlets.  It has also been included in various other folk-song collections, but copies of the sheet music for the melody-line alone are rare.

The unnamed tune has a 4/4 time signature.  In the key of G, the first few notes of the melody are are G D D G A cB AG BG Bcd_


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Examples

Solo singer with table harmonium (which is excellent for rendering the sound of bells)



Professional recording, small band:



Solo singer,self-accompanied on hammered dulcimer:



Sollo singer with folk-orchestra, live TV performance:



Large amateur choir, unaccompanied:



Solo singer, self-accompanied by picked guitar:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Loud are the bells of Norwich
... I tell them what I know.

Refrain:
Ring out, bells of Norwich,
and let the winter come and go;
All shall be well again, I know.

2 Love, like a yellow daffodil ....

3 Ring for the yellow daffodil ...

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