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Heaven—Haven- 1961

(soprano voice & piano)

- song

Music by: Andrew Thomas
Poem by:
Gerard Hopkins

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Copyright © 1961


A Nun Takes the Veil

I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail,
And a few lilies blow.

And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (July 28, 1844 – June 8, 1889)