Easter Sunday, 2014

April 20, 2014

I got me flowers to straw thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.

The Sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, & th’ East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.

Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.

- George Herbert (1633)

Here is the joyful opening section of Bach’s Easter Oratorio. Happy Easter to one and all!

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2 Responses to “Easter Sunday, 2014”

  1. Janet Says:

    I love that poem. I’ve not read it before. Next year I’ll steal it.

    AMDG

  2. cburrell Says:

    I’m especially fond of it myself. It’s the Easter poem that comes first to mind for me.


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