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Love to Love calleth

Language: English

Soprano and tenor
 Love to Love calleth, 
 Love to Love replieth.
 From the ends of the earth 
 Over the dawning and darkening lands 
 Love cometh unto Love,
 To the pangs of desire, 
 To the heart by courage and might 
 Escaped from hell. 
 Escaped from the torment of burning fire, 
 From the sighs of the drowning main, 
 From shipwreck of fear and pain, 
 From the terror of night.
 All mankind by Love shall be banded 
 To battle with Evil, the many-handed;
 The spirit of man on beauty feedeth,
 The airy fancy he heedeth.
 He regardeth the Truth in the heavenly height,
 In changeful pavilions of loveliness dight,
 The all-nurturing sun that knows not the night,
 The beauty of earth,
 And the sweet birds' mirth,
 The sigh of the pines,
 And the starry signs;
 But out of his heart there welleth ever
 Divine delight - a deep, harmonious river
 Of Passion that runneth ever
 To the ends of the earth and crieth!
 And love from the heart of man
 To the heart of man returneth.
 Strong in the deeds he hath done,
 Glad for the victory won,
 On the wings of desire,
 Over the dawning and darkening lands,
 Love cometh to Love.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
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Word count: 200

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