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"Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs" by Hayes Biggs
1. From Psalm 139 (Holy Bible, New International Version)
Susan Narucki, soprano
Christopher Oldfather, piano
Hayes Biggs, Faculty Recital, composition
Live performance recorded at the William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall (Manhattan School of Music, NYC)
January 15, 2012
Video Produced by Vanessa Briceño
Camera: Melody Tash, Vanessa Briceño
Post-production Music Supervisor: Efrain Amaya
Metrical version by
Michael Wigglesworth (1631--1705)
I to the hills lift up mine eyes,
from whence shall come mine aid.
Mine help doth from Jehovah come,
which heaven and earth hath made.
He will not let thy foot be moved,
nor slumber; that thee keeps.
Lo, he that keepeth Israel,
he slumbreth not, nor sleeps.
The Lord thy keeper is, the Lord
on thy right hand the shade.
The sun by day, nor moon by night
shall thee by stroke invade.
The Lord will keep thee from all ill:
thy soul he keeps alway,
Thy going out and thy income,
the Lord keeps now and aye.
I am swallowed in a sea-white foam of bliss,
I am a curving wave of God's delight,
A shapeless flow of happy passionate light,
A whirlpool of the streams of Paradise.
I am a cup of His felicities,
A thunderblast of His golden ecstasy's might,
A fire of joy upon creation's height;
I am His rapture's wonderful abyss.
I am drunken with the glory of the Lord,
I am vanquished by the beauty of the Unborn;
I have looked, alive, upon the Eternal's face.
My mind is cloven by His radiant sword,
My heart by His beatific touch is torn,
My life is a meteor-dust of His flaming Grace.
"The Bliss of Brahman" by Sri Aurobindo Ghose. Used with kind permission of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry, India. All rights reserved.