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The Season of Singing

Composer: Gay Holmes Spears

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Voicing:

SSAA

Accompaniment:

Piano

Themes:

​Love, Hope, Spirituality

 

Lyrics:

Paraphrase of sections of The Song of Solomon

I. Arise, My Love
The season of singing has come.
Winter is past, over and done, 

Winter is past and the rains are over and gone.

Arise my love, and come with me.

The season of singing has come.

II. You Have Stolen My Heart
You have stolen my heart.
You have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes.

There is no one like you, my love.


Love burns.

Love burns like fire.

Love burns like blazing fire!

My desire! My desire!

Passion bursts into flame!
Passion bursting into flame.

Fire and desire! Fire and desire!
Fire and desire! Bursting into flame,
bursting into flame, bursting into flame.

Arise, my love, and come with me,

for your kisses are much sweeter than wine.

III. Many Waters Cannot Quench Love
Many waters cannot quench love,
Many waters cannot quench the fire of love.


Flowing rivers cannot wash love away.

Raging rivers cannot wash my love away.

Floods cannot cover it.

Many waters cannot quench my love for you.

Arise, my love, and come with me.

Keep me always in your heart.

Keep me forever, forever, in your heart.

My love for you shall never die.

Many waters cannot quench my love for you.

Arise, my love, and come with me.

Singing has a season, but love shall not die.

Arise, my love, and come with me.

The Season of SingingGay Holmes Spears
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