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Sun, Moon and Stars

by Elizabeth Maconchy From Sun, Moon and Stars (1978)

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Text

Sun, Moon and Stars
English source: Thomas Traherne

All appeared new and strange at first,
inexpressibly rare and delightful and beautiful.
The streets were mine, the Temple was mine, the
People were mine, and so were the sun and moon and
Stars, and all the world was mine. All things
Were spotless and pure and glorious, Yea and
Infinitely mine and joyful and precious. But
little did the Infant dream that all the treasures
of the world were by. And that himself was so the
cream and crown of all, which round about did lie.

Composer

Elizabeth Maconchy

Study event exploring the life and work of Elizabeth Maconchy. Filmed in March 2022 by TallWall Media.    COMPOSER BIOGRAPHY Elizabeth Maconchy was born in Hertfordshire, England, but raised near Dublin, Ireland, before moving to London aged…

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