Pietà (Charles Hiestand)

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  • (Posted 2006-05-25)  CPDL #11767:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Charles Hiestand (submitted 2006-05-25).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Text by Jim Harbough, S.J. File recovered using the WayBackMachine of http://archive.org

General Information

Title: Pieta
Composer: Charles Hiestand

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2002


External websites: http://www.bandcmusic.com/Songs/

Original text and translations

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Rest, my child, rest your head.
Rest, my Jesus, I your bed
Once I rocked you, small and poor.
Now I'll hold you never more.

How can I mother them, those you love?
How can they be what you were to me?
How can I let you go?
Love the ones who brought you low?

You make me mother to all you love.
But I'm alone and my heart is breaking
Still let this be done to me as you have said it must
Has God graced me. In God alone I will place all my trust.

There will be other sons, daughters too.
Yet none can be my first as you were.
Still let this be done to me as you have said it must
God has graced me; in God alone I will place all my trust.
Rest well my savior; Rest well my son. Amen

Fr. Jim Harbaugh, S.J.