I Am Thy Grass, Oh Lord

SATB a cappella
Text: Lizette Woodworth Reese
Duration: 2.5 min
Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing


Commissioned by Joseph Ohrt, Bucks West Choir.


I am thy grass, O Lord!
I grow up sweet and tall
But for a day; beneath Thy sword
To lie at evenfall.
Yet have I not enough
In that brief day of mine?
The wind, the bees, the wholesome stuff
The sun pours out like wine.
Behold, this is my crown;
Love will not let me be;
Love holds me here; Love cuts me down;
And it is well with me.
Lord, Love, keep it but so;
Thy purpose is full plain;
I die that after I may grow
As tall, as sweet again.


 

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Themes: nature, prayer, healing, life, sacred, anthem, church, liturgical

 

 

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed in sixteen countries. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he maintains an active composition and teaching studio.

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