Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: Such a Way, as gives us breath: Such a Truth, as ends all strife: Such a Life, as killeth death. Come, My Light, my Feast, my Strength: Such a Light, as shows a feast: Such a Feast, as mends in length: Such a Strength, as makes his guest. Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart: Such a Joy, as none can move: Such a Love, as none can part: Such a Heart, as joys in love.
- 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 Carson P. Cooman , "The call", op. 146 no. 2 (1999) [chorus and tuned percussion tubes], from Illuminations, no. 2. [text not verified]
- by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958), "The call", 1911 [baritone, chorus and orchestra], from Five Mystical Songs, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , title 1: "La llamada", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 83