How do I love thee? (Stefano Puri)
- Editor: Stefano Puri (submitted 2018-07-09). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 299 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: How do I love thee?
Composer: Stefano Puri
Lyricist: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Number of voices: 4-9vv Voicing: SATB with divisi
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.