Lord you are alive in all creation (Gabrael StClair)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-19)  CPDL #29903:       
Editor: Gabrael StClair (submitted 2013-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lord You Are Alive in All Creation
Composer: Gabrael StClair

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2011

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Lord, you are alive in all creation.
Lord, let me live now in your presence.
Let me see you in your beauty.


1. O woods and thickets planted by the hand of God,
O verdant paths are you wrapped with green and bright with flowers?
Can you tell me has my Lord passed near?
I am told of a thousand graces bestowed as the Beloved drew near.
Looking at all trees and creatures,
The Image of truth and compassion clothed all in beauty.

2. All who have sight recount the thousand graces,
Yet am I wounded and left as dying and forgotten.
I cannot look to mere murmurings.
Who will remove my blindness? When will this lonely darkness end?
Do not send surrogates. Tell me not of messengers.
For only The Beloved can open my eyes.

Based on St. John of The Cross, “The Spiritual Canticle” From The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, trans. K. Kavanaugh & O.Rodriguez, Copyright (c) 1964, 1979, 1991, Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites, ICS Publications, 2131 Lincoln Road, N.E. Washington, DC 20002-1199, U.S.A. www.icspublications.org--used with permission--