Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
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- by Trevor Weston (b. 1967), "Who is This", 2002 [ soprano and organ ], from Love Senses, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
Research team for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] , Trevor Weston
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-14
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Word count: 96