Blow, winds of God (David Cameron)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-20)  CPDL #65230:       
Editor: David Cameron (submitted 2021-07-20).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 513 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Originally a setting of R. E. Herklots' "Forgive our sins as we forgive", somewhat altered for Whittier's text. The last verse of the new text was altered by the composer from Whittier's first verse.

General Information

Title: Blow, winds of God
Composer: David Cameron
Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittircreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1999
Description: Uses the psalm tune "St. Mary" (Prys' Psalm Book, Llyfr y Psalmau, 1621).

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Original text and translations

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Blow, winds of God, awake and blow the mists of earth away;
shine out, O Light Divine, and show how wide and far we stray.

To Thee our full humanity, its joys and pains belong;
the wrong of man to man on thee inflicts a deeper wrong.

The letter fails, the systems fall, and every symbol wanes;
the Spirit overbrooding all, Eternal Love remains.