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Thy fishes breathe but where thy waters...

Language: English

Thy fishes breathe but where thy waters roll;
Thy birds fly but within thy airy sea;
My soul breathes only in thy infinite soul;
I breathe, I think, I love, I live, but thee.
Oh, breathe, oh, [sink]1 -- O Love, live into me;
[Unworthy is my life till all divine,
Till thou see in me only what is thine.]2


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1 Taylor: "think"
2 omitted by Taylor.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2007-07-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26
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Word count: 59

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