Prayer, the Church's banquet, the Angels' age, God's breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heaven and earth; Engine against the Almighty, sinner's tower, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear, The six-days'-world transposing in an hour, A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear; Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss, Exalted manna, gladness of the best, Heaven in ordinary, man well drest, The milky way, the bird of Paradise, Church bells beyond the stars heard, the soul's blood, The land of spices, something understood.
- by George Herbert (1593 - 1633) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968), "Prayer", first performed 2000. [soprano and double chorus] [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-29
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