Friday, October 26, 2007
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
1. Come, Migh-ty Spir-it, pe-ne-trate / this heart and soul of mine, / and my whole be-ing with thy grace / per-vade, O Life Di-vine!
2. As this clear air sur-rounds the earth / thy grace a-round me roll / as the fresh light per-vades the air, / so pierce and fill my soul.
3. As from these clouds drops down in love / the pre-cious sum-mer rain, / so from thy-self pour down the flood / that fresh-ens all a-gain.
4. Thus life with-in our life-less hearts / shall make its glad a-bode, / and we shall shine in beau-teous light, / filled with the light of God. A-men. - lyrics to Tallis' hymn Ordinal
Sheet music: Thomas Tallis