Now I Recall My Childhood

Now I recall my childhood when the sun

Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Tune: SURSUM CORDA (Smith)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Now I recall my childhood when the sun
burst to my bedside with the day’s surprise;
faith in the marvelous bloomed anew each dawn,
flowers bursting fresh within my heart each day.

2 Then looking on the world with simple joy,
on insects, birds, and beasts, and common weeds,
the grass and clouds had fullest wealth of awe;
my mother’s voice gave meaning to the stars.

3 Now when I turn to think of coming death,
I find life’s song in star-songs of the night,
in rise of curtains and new morning light,
in life reborn in fresh surprise of love.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #191

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Bengali poet, novelist, musician, and playwright. Tagore was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded to him in 1913.. Go to person page >

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First Line: Now I recall my childhood when the sun
Title: Now I Recall My Childhood
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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