Not for all desire (Gabrael StClair)

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Editor: Gabrael StClair (submitted 2013-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Not For All Desire
Composer: Gabrael StClair

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2011

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Original text and translations

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Refrain:
Not for all desire will I ever lose myself
But for the bread of God, which is attained so gladly.

Verses:

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--