Patrick Hawes (Born 1958): Love’s echo

This is the fifth in Patrick Hawes’ lovely cycle of songs based upon the Song of Songs. Enjoy.

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Patrick Hawes (Born 1958): Love’s echo

Faint with love,
My heart, faint with love—
so faint.
I am falling,
yearning,
for your
touch.
Faint with love,
My heart, faint with love—
so faint.
In your shadow
resting,
feed me
sweetest fruit.
My love is so fair,
Raven black his hair;
eyes like doves beside a deep pool
shining with a deep desire.
Kiss me love,
taste my wine;
Drinking deep—
Let us sleep.
Faint with love,
My heart, faint with love—
so faint.
With your
tender eyes
revive and
comfort me.
He is my desire,
pure as fiercest fire;
His strong arms like cedar boughs
will shield me and will never leave me;
O my love
taste my wine;
Drink your fill—
Lie soft and still.
 

Text: Andrew Hawes (b?)

Performers: Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Conventus, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Hawes

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