Song of Songs, a responsive reading

(Directions to the choir master: for alto and baritone voices. To be performed quietly but with authority.)

altos:
Song of the Author
Song of the beloved

baritones:
A lamp for my journey
A light for my soul

altos:
Bright shining in the early
morning
Still visible at noon

baritones:
A quiet place to lay my head
to hear
The pulsing of the ocean

altos:
Soul of my soul

baritones:
You are

altos:
In everything throughout;
(pause)
Soul of my soul

baritones:
You are

altos:
The Absolute, the Only;
(extended pause; to be whispered)
Soul of my soul, you are

baritones:
(to be whispered)
Adored. Infinite. Always.

Sun and Grasses