Meditation (Graham Patterson)

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Editor: Graham Patterson (submitted 2024-03-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Meditation
Composer: Graham Patterson
Lyricist: Sangharakshitacreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: OtherPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: unpublished
Description: A devotional setting of a Buddhist text

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Here perpetual incense burns;
The heart to meditation turns,
And all delights and passions spurns.

The heart to meditation turns,
And all delights and passions spurns.

A thousand brilliant hues arise,
More lovely than the evening skies,
And pictures paint before our eyes.

All the spirit's storm and stress
Is stilled into a nothingness,
And healing powers descend and bless.

Refreshed, we rise and turn again
To mingle with this world of pain,
As on roses falls the rain.