Many waters cannot quench love (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-06)   CPDL #35985:     
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2015-07-06).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Many waters cannot quench love
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Source of text: Song of Songs 8:7a, 2:10-12a, 8:6a

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2015

Description:

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Original text and translations

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Many waters cannot quench love;
neither can the floods drown it.
Rise up, my fair one, and come away.
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of the singing of the birds is come.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
as a seal upon thine arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is cruel as the grave,
the coals thereof are coals of fire.