Dark Night of the Soul

SATB, piano, string quartet
Lyrics: St. John of the Cross
Language: English
Duration: 14:00
Publisher: Walton Music

 
 

One dark night,
fired with love’s urgent longings
– ah, the sheer grace! –
I went out unseen,
my house being now all stilled.

 

In darkness, and secure,
by the secret ladder, disguised,
– ah, the sheer grace! –
in darkness and concealment,
my house being now all stilled.

 

On that glad night,
in secret, for no one saw me,
nor did I look at anything,
with no other light or guide
than the one that burned in my heart.