Joy of my life (Tim Pratt)

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  • (Posted 2006-08-31)  CPDL #12457:      (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Tim Pratt (submitted 2006-08-31).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 145 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Joy of my life
Composer: Tim Pratt
Lyricist: Henry Vaughan

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2006

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Original text and translations

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Joy of my life while left me here!
and still my Love!
steer me from above.
A life well led this truth commends,
with quick or dead it never ends.
Stars are of mighty use;
the night is dark and long;
The road foul; and where one goes right,
six may go wrong.
Ah and guide a crowd.
God's saints are shining lights:
who stays here long must pass o'er dark hills swift streams,
and steep ways as smooth as glass;
but these all night, like candles shed their beams,
and light us into bed.
They are indeed our pillar fires, seen as we go;
they are that City's shining spires we travel to;
a swordlike gleam kept man for sin first out;
this beam will guide him in.