O groves and thickets planted by the hand of the Beloved;
O verdant meads
Enamelled with flowers,
Tell me, has He passed by you?
A thousand graces diffusing
He passed through the groves in haste,
And merely regarding them
As He passed
Clothed them with His beauty.
(Artistic credit: Emeteria Rios Martinez; Words: St John of the Cross)
Where hast Thou hidden Thyself
And abandoned me in my groaning, Oh my Beloved?
Thou hast fled like a stag
Having wounded me
I ran after Thee, crying; but Thou wert gone
O shepherds, you who go
Through the sheepcots up the hill,
If you shall see Him
Whom I love the most
Tell Him I languish, suffer, and die.
In search of my Love
I will go over mountains and strands;
I will gather no flowers
I will fear no wild beasts
And pass by the mighty and the frontiers
(Artistic credits: Taren Point Public School and Richard Campbell; Words: St John of the Cross)
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