A New Song

SSA and piano
text by Richard Rolle (c. 1290-1349)

I know not the song of Thy praises,
Till Thou teach it, my God, to me—
Till I hear the still voice of Thy Spirit,
Who speaketh for ever of Thee—
Till I hear the celestial singing,
And learn the new song of Thy grace,
And then shall I tell forth the marvels
I learnt in Thy secret place.
Thy marvels, not mine, far surpassing
All thoughts of my heart must they be—
I can but declare the glad tidings,
As Thou hast declared them to me.

© 2019 Craig K. Sandford
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