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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Three Pieces in A-flat Major (from "L'Organiste") by César Franck
Prière, Op.42 by Clément Loret
From the Latin, adapted
Father, Thou joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
From all the best that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to Thee again.
Ever our longings turn to Thee,
O Thou on whom our care we cast;
Rejoicing when Thy smile we see,
And blest when faith can hold Thee fast.
Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee Thou art good;
To them that find Thee, All in all.
High in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens Thy designs.
Forever firm Thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep:
How wise the wonders of Thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.
Life, like a fountain rich and free,
Springs from the presence of my Lord;
And in Thy light we all shall see
The glories promised in Thy Word.
Frederic W. Root
Our God is Love, unchanging Love,
And can we ask for more?
Our prayer for Love’s increase is vain;
’Twas infinite before.
Ask not the Lord with breath of praise
For more than we accept;
The open fount is free to all,
God’s promises are kept.
Our God is Mind, the perfect Mind,
Shall mortal man ask Him to change
His infinite design?
The heart that yearns for righteousness,
With longing unalloyed,
In such desire sends up a prayer
That ne’er returneth void.
O loving Father, well we know
That words alone are vain,
That those who seek Thy will to do,
The true communion gain.
Then may our deeds our pure desire
For growth in grace express,
That we may know how Love divine
Forever waits to bless.
Postludio Festivo by Massimo Nosetti
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