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by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)
Little things that run and quail
Little things that run and quail And die in silence and despair; Little things that fight and fail And fall on earth and sea and air; All trapped and frightened little things, The mouse, the coney, hear our prayer. As we forgive those done to us, The lamb, the linnet, and the hare, Forgive us all our trespasses, Little creatures everywhere.
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- by James Stephens (1882 - 1950), "Little things", appears in Little Things, first published 1924 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Arthur Dyce Duckworth , "Little creatures everywhere", published 1966 [ SA chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Walter Byron Mourant (1910 - 1995), "Little things" [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Eugene Ward (1917 - 2013), "Little things", published 1966 [ soprano and orchestra or piano ], from Sacred Songs for Pantheists, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-10-22
Line count: 10
Word count: 61