July 01, 2008

Berkeley: Downloadable Shape-Note Score

Click on that image to see it larger, "landscape" printable size. I posted this text earlier as a teaser, hinting at my next big project. Now that it's slowly arriving, Here again, is:


Oh, Jesus like a mountain faun across the verdant plain,
Oh, Jesus like a coming dawn, close as your jocular vein.
So long I've wandered down below, so long I've lived in pain.
That I will love my Lord above till only fossils remain.

Till only bones remain, My Lord, and all the plants are dead,
A mighty angel clothed in cloud, a rainbow upon his head.
So long I've traveled on this ground, so long I've died in dread,
Now I will come to you, my Lord, and live forever instead.

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