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CoverLove Bade Me Welcome [level: Difficult]
Daniel Brinsmead: Bio and other works | Nathan J. Kreitzer Choral Series
voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1269 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Impressive and special are the adjectives that come to mind for this piece. The composer has become known for his ability to create a beautiful, meaningful piece. This one does not disappoint.

performance by: Quire of Voyces - Nathan Kreitzer, conductor [© all rights reserved]

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Love Bade Me Welcome

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack’d anything.

“A guest,” I answer’d, “worthy to be here:”
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on Thee.”
Love took my hand and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”

“Truth, Lord; but I have marr’d them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not,” says Love, “Who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down,'”says Love, “and taste my meat.”
So I did sit and eat.

by George Herbert

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