People Look East
Three octaves of handbells accompany unison or 2-part voices along with organ and C-instrument. The bells play the first and last stanza of this French tune "Besancon" in a lilting 6/8 time. The text of this anthem is by Eleanor Farjeon and begins: People, look East. The time is near of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth, and set the table. People, look East, and sing today: Love the Guest is on the way.