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Arlen Clarke A Wreath

Anthems, Communion Anthems, Evening Service
Unaccompanied [a cappella], Keyboard [organ/piano]
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB and Organ. A simple and absolutely beautiful anthem for communion, general use, or anytime when humble praise is the focus of the service. May be done accompanied or a cappella (minus the interludes).

Poem by George Herbert

A wreathed garland of deserved praise,
Of praise deserved, unto Thee I give,
I give to thee, who knowest all my ways,
My crooked winding ways wherein I live,
Wherein I die, not live: for life is straight,
Straight as a line, and ever tends to thee,
To thee, who art more far above deceit,
Than deceit seems above simplicity.
Give me simplicity, that I may live,
So live and like, that I may know thy ways,
Know them and practice them: then shall I give
For this poor wreath, give thee a crown of praise.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
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