How well I know this fountain (Gabrael StClair)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-11)  CPDL #29634:         
Editor: Gabrael StClair (submitted 2013-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: How Well I Know This Fountain
Composer: Gabrael StClair

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2010

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Original text and translations

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How well I know this fountain. It flows and abounds with Grace.
Though it is night.

 1. Of its source I know not, because it has none.
 Yet well I know all sources flow from its vale.
 Though it is night.

 2. I know of no thing of such beauty.
 Yet all heaven and earth drink from its vale.
 Though it is night.

 3. No creature exists to darken its radiant purity.
 I know that all light forms and begins in its vale.
 Though it is night.

 4. Yet is this fountain hidden in The Living Flesh.
 I know it is the Highest Good that we share.
 Though it is night.

From: St. John of the Cross (16th cent), "Song of the Soul that Rejoices in Knowing God Through Faith" From The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, trans. K. Kavanaugh & O. Rodriguez Copyright (c) 1964, 1979, 1991 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites, ICS Publications 2131 Lincoln Road, N.E. Washington, DC 20002-1199, U.S.A. --used with permission--