Praises and Prayers


Praises and Prayers is a song cycle by Virgil Thomson setting various sacred poems and texts.


1. From "The Canticle of the Sun"
(Text: St. Francis of Assisi, trans. Matthew Arnold)
2. My Master Hath a Garden (Text: Anonymous)
3. Sung by the Shepherds
(Text: From a Hymn of the Nativity by Richard Crashaw)
4. Before Sleeping (Text: Anonymous)
5. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
(Text: Anonymous stanzas from The Meditations of St. Augustine, Chapter XXV)

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