The True Knowledge (Ramiro Real)

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  • (Posted 2002-05-27)  CPDL #03646:   
Editor: Ramiro Real (submitted 2002-05-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Handwritten score.

General Information

Title: The True Knowledge
Composer: Ramiro Real
Lyricist: Oscar Wilde

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Countertenor solo
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Thou knowest all; I seek in vain
What lands to till or sow with seed –
The land is black with briar and weed,
Nor cares for falling tears or rain.
Thou knowest all; I sit and wait
With blinded eyes and hands that fail,
'Till the last lifting of the veil
And the first opening of the gate.
Thou knowest all; I cannot see.
I trust I shall not live in vain,
I know that we shall meet again