Christ in Creation (Philip Le Bas)
- Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2017-12-05). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 72 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 2017 (Fully revised December 2018)
Description: A setting by Philip Le Bas for SATB choir and piano of Joseph Plunkett's poem "Christ in Creation"
Original text and translations
Christ in Creation
by Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916)
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tear fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice - and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words.
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.