Love Flows from God (2017)
for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied
Text by Mechthild of Magdeburg
Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor
Duration: 1.75 min.
Dedication: for the unveiling of “The Divine Journey, Companions of Love and Hope”
Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Love Flows from God (2017) on a text by the German mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg was written for the unveiling of “The Divine Journey, Companions of Love and Hope,” a painting by Janet McKenzie commissioned for the re-opening of the Memorial Church at Harvard University (April 2017).
Love flows from God into us effortlessly,
As a bird glides through the air without moving its wings.
Thus we move in God’s world, united in body and soul.
As the Source makes a sound, all humanity sings.
Mechthild of Magdeburg (ca. 1207–1282/94), trans. and alt.