Not for all desire (Gabrael StClair)
- Editor: Gabrael StClair (submitted 2013-06-13). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 39 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Not For All Desire
Composer: Gabrael StClair
Original text and translations
Not for all desire will I ever lose myself
But for the bread of God, which is attained so gladly.
1. Let me never lose myself for all that the eye can be hold;
for all that the eye can be hold is born from inward sight.
2. Let me never lose myself for all that the mind can surround;
for all that the mind can surround is planted on wisdom’s shore.
3. Let me never lose myself for all that the arms can enclose;
for all that the arms can enclose is found in compassion’s gift.
Based on St. John of The Cross, “Glosa a lo Divino,” ~1578, in Kavanaugh & Rodriguez, trans., The Collected Works of St. John of The Cross, ICS, Washington DC, 1979--used with permission--