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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Paul Fisher (b.1943)

A Triumph of Delights

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