What wondrous walk of feet and wing (Joseph G. Stephens)

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  • (Posted 2008-05-30)  CPDL #17037:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Joseph G. Stephens (submitted 2008-05-30).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: What Wondrous Walk of Feet and Wing
Composer: Joseph G. Stephens
Lyricist: Ingrid Showalter Swift (b. 1963)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2008

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Text used with permission

What wondrous walk of feet and wing
What laughter richochets off the hills
What hope of white birded flight am I
This heart knows boundless thrills

The sea is mine and so the shore
The mountains all know my name
and from smallest frog to the largest beast
I am forever fame

I kiss the sky
I embrace the fog
I blow kisses to all four winds
In merry thanks and joyful dance
for the fabulous oddity of all things

Today the hawk and I are one
So to the leaf and flower
I am the sand between his toes
and the clock as it tolls the hour

Kiss deep the sweet serendipity
for it's all we really have
of proof of pure serenity
and a driver for all lands

Thank you sky
Thank you wind
Thank you Water and Fire
Thank you Man and Woman and Life

For the joys and pains
the losses and gains
that make up each and every life.