The Grief of Pleasures
A Cappella Christmas Cantata

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After all pleasures as I rid one day,

My horse and I, both tired, body and mind,

With full cry of affections, quite astray;

I took up the next inn I could find.

There when I came, whom found I but my dear,

My dearest Lord, expecting till the grief

Of pleasures brought me to Him, ready there

To be all passengers' most sweet relief?

Oh Thou, whose glorious, yet contracted light,

Wrapt in night's mantle, stole into a manger;

George Herbert (1593-1633)

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