Song of Easter (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2015-08-31)   CPDL #36674:   
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2015-08-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Song of Easter
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Thomas Thurman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2015

Description:

External websites: http://www.patreon.com/artsyhonker

Original text and translations

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When I was young I feared my growing old,
lest, growing old, I should want youth again,
or lest the growing old should cause me pain;
I knew the worth of silver less than gold.
I tried to hold the sun and not the moon.
I asked the clock to stop-- it paid no heed!
Time blew away like dandelion seed,
as sure as day, the evening came too soon.
This road I cannot tread the other way.
The ages passed, and age has come to me.
Yet still asleep I dream, awake I see,
as sure as day brings night, the night brings day,
youth, sun and dandelion seed, and why?
They cannot have new life unless they die.