Cool of the Day

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piano/SATB - words and music by Jean Ritchie - arr. Peter Amidon

In the Amidons' book "Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir". Sung here by the Zara Bode, soloist, and the Friends-of-the-Amidons singers. Here are Jean Ritchie and friends singing her song.

LYRICS

Cool of the Day
by Jean Ritchie

My Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my garden so fair
You may live in this garden if you'll keep the grasses green
And I'll return in the cool of the day

CHORUS:
Now is the cool of the day

Now is the cool of the day
This earth is a garden, the garden of my Lord
And he walks in his garden
In the cool of the day

Then my Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my pastures so green
You may live in this garden if you will feed my sheep
And I'll return in the cool of the day

Then my Lord, he said unto me
Do you like my garden so free
You may live in this garden if you'll keep the people free
And I'll return in the cool of the day

Tags: Sacred, piano SATB, Earth