I walked in darkness (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-03)  CPDL #66986:   
Editor: Karol Jaworski (submitted 2021-12-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Reformatted into short score to remove need for a piano reduction. Minor changes to rhythm notation for ends of phrases in three bars.
  • (Posted 2014-05-26)  CPDL #32101:     
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2014-05-26).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition has a keyboard reduction, and corrects a word layout error present in the SATB-only edition.
  • (Posted 2014-01-27)  CPDL #31115:       
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2014-01-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: I walked in darkness
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Marnanel Thurman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2014

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Original text and translations

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I walked in darkness. Many a lonely mile,
my eyes and footsteps hesitant and blind.
I sought a kindly light I did not find
in land or ocean, asking all the while
if lightless lives are taken in exchange
for light eternal; still the shades of sight
would whisper, "Even I shall see the light!"
I never thought the light would look so strange.
Not in a temple, echoing and awed,
Nor in a palace, glistening and grand,
Nor in my home, nor any friendly land.
But distant, dirty, in a shed abroad,
I met a maiden bloody from a birth
and in her arms, the light of all the earth.