My Eyes for Beauty Pine Elizabeth Coxhead/Thomas Coxhead
Elizabeth Coxhead/Thomas Coxhead Text Robert Bridges
Voicing SATB, organ Topics Epiphany Lectionary usage Epiphany Price $2.00 (U.S.) Length 2' 15" Released 1/2020 Catalog no. 405-316 Difficulty Mod. easy
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Text My eyes for beauty pine,
My soul for Goddës grace:
No other care nor hope is mine,
To heaven I turn my face.
One splendour thence is shed
From all the stars above:
’Tis named when God’s name is said,
’Tis Love, ’tis heavenly Love.
And every gentle heart,
That burns with true desire,
Is lit from eyes that mirror part
Of that celestial fire.
--Robert Bridges (1844-1930)
This exquisite motet by sister and brother duo Elizabeth and Thomas Coxhead has already seen many performances and is sure to become a favorite of many choirs. The music is simple and lyrical, supporting Robert Bridges’s beautiful words that celebrate God as the giver of all love.
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