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Psalm 040 and Birdsong by Rumi

Psalm 040 and Birdsong by Rumi (2016)

for SSSA

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Premiered by Viriditas, Cristi Catt, Director, at Night Song, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Text: Rumi (Birdsong) and The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
From Music for the Psalms

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Birdsong brings relief to my longing
I’m just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say!
Please universal soul, practice some song or something through me!
You heard my cry.
You put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to you:
Amen.


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