EACH JUBILANT CHORD
Musical settings of Thomas Traherne
Paul Fisher (b.1943)
The piece is a motet for choir and organ, setting the first verse of the untitled poem by Traherne that comprises meditation 47 from the third century of his centuries of meditations.
A life of Sabbaths here beneath!
Continual Jubilees and Joys!
The Days of Heaven, while we breath
On Earth! Where Sin all Bliss Destroys.
This is a Triumph of Delights!
That doth exceed all Appetites.
No Joy can be Compared to this,
It is a Life of Perfect Bliss.
Published: Paul Fisher February 2006