IN A GRAIN OF SAND

by Larry Nickel

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featuring the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir – recording available
A composition in a “gentle bossa nova” style and set to a poem by William Blake from “Auguries of Innocence”, this piece challenges the singers with close harmonies and active rhythms.

LYRICS

To see the world in a grain of sand 
and a heaven in a wild flower
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour

God appears and God is light
to those poor souls who dwell in night
but does a human form display
to all those who dwell in realms of day
God appears and God is light!

poem by William Blake

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