I seek for Thee in every Flower (William McKendrick)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 181 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I seek for Thee in every Flower
Composer: William McKendrick
Lyricist: Frederick Enoch
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1895 J. Curwen & Sons

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Original text and translations

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I seek for thee in every flower
The tawny wild bee knows,
In meadow lone or forest bower
Or where the river flows;
In all a thought of thee I find,
In all thy beauty trace:
Some image of thy gentle mind,
Some vision of thy face.

I seek for thee in every flower
That gems the field or glade,
With lustre for the brightest hour,
With gladness for the shade:
So with the bee by rippling streams
And silent woods I rove,
And gather there the sweetest dreams
To hive my heart with love.