A patient presence broods (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-10)  CPDL #33652:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A patient presence broods

Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Advent I   Meter: 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2014

External websites:

Original text and translations

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1. A patient presence broods
and warms the well-placed nest,
untroubled and alert,
expectant and at rest.

2. She waits because she knows
a process has begun
again there will be life
before her brooding's done.

3. O nesting Spirit, praise
to you who warm the earth,
and every longing heart
that waits again for birth.

4. Your presence nurtures hope,
and hope in time creates
in us a will to bear
the life for which we wait.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.

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