How to Praise (2013) 3'

Text and music commissioned by the Rhodes Trust for their 110th Anniversary Service. Text copyright Christian Campbell, used with permission.

Premiered in Harris Manchester Chapel, Oxford, 9/20/13. Self-published (Morningside Press, ASCAP).

How to Praise

Teach me to praise, tree.

Tell me if my fingers should splay

like the sun, on the altars

of the hands.  Let me go on like the bee,

when all my living and dying

will be praise.

 

- Christian Campbell

 

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A glimpse of the venerable tree beside the Cloisters at New College, Oxford

A glimpse of the venerable tree beside the Cloisters at New College, Oxford

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