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Love

Peter B. Allen

Key:
D Major
Vocal Range:
High
Pitch Range:
B3-B5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Key:
B Major
Vocal Range:
Medium
Pitch Range:
G3-G5
Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Composer:
Peter B. Allen
Lyricist:
Mary Baker Eddy
Publisher:
PBA Music Publishing
Instrumentation:
Piano/Vocal
Keys:
B Major
,
D Major
Vocal Ranges:
High
,
Medium
Vocal Pitch Ranges:
B3-B5
,
G#3-G#5

Poem by Mary Baker Eddy. Music evokes the eloquent moods and nuances of text on God's love. Large range, and challenging, but takes listener on a rich musical journey.

Lyrics

Love

Lyrics: Mary Baker Eddy
Composer: Peter B. Allen

Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing,
‘Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.

The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.

If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given
For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earthborn fear,
Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation’s lay:
“Let there be light, and there was light.”
What chased the clouds away?

‘Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud. ah ah ah ah ah
Thou to whose power our hope we give, Free us from human strife.

Fed by Thy love divine we live, For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.

Words used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

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