Vaughan Williams – The Call

Song Information

Title: The Call (from Five Mystical Songs)

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Text: George Herbert (1593-1633)

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Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
Such a Life, as killeth death.

Come, My Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light, as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a Joy, as none can move:
Such a Love, as none can part:
Such a Heart, as joys in love.