Two Love Songs

Choral

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Text: 1. You Are Loved (text by Kristina Arakelyan)

When the world seems so cruel and you feel alone,
Don't despair but be glad, for you are loved.
When your life seems so hard, when you feel afraid,
Don't despair but be glad, for I'll be there.

When you are tired of the world,
Remember you are strong,
You are worthy of love.

You are loved.

2. A Birthday (Christina Rossetti)

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.