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Brunswick. C.M.D.

A G minor fuge in 4/4 time. Composed 2018.

Text from The Advent Harp, 1849.

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  • 2018 Bristol Composium

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Written over the Easter weekend, 31 March - 2 April 2018.


Oh no, we cannot sing our songs,
Our glad and cheerful lays;
Our sorrowing harps refuse their strings,
To Zion’s joyful strains.
They bid us be in mirthful mood,
And dry these tears so sad;
But Judah’s hearths are desolate
And how can we be glad?

The pow'r of interceding grace,
Give us in faith to claim;
To wrestle till we see thy face,
And know thy hidden name.
Till then, thy perfect love impart,
Till thou appear below,
Be this the cry of every heart–
'I will not let thee go.'