Blow, winds of God (David Cameron)
- Editor: David Cameron (submitted 2021-07-20). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 513 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Originally a setting of R. E. Herklots' "Forgive our sins as we forgive", somewhat altered for Whittier's text. The last verse of the new text was altered by the composer from Whittier's first verse.
First published: 1999
Description: Uses the psalm tune "St. Mary" (Prys' Psalm Book, Llyfr y Psalmau, 1621).
Original text and translations
Blow, winds of God, awake and blow the mists of earth away;
shine out, O Light Divine, and show how wide and far we stray.
To Thee our full humanity, its joys and pains belong;
the wrong of man to man on thee inflicts a deeper wrong.
The letter fails, the systems fall, and every symbol wanes;
the Spirit overbrooding all, Eternal Love remains.