Words: John Donne (1572-1631), from A Sermon Preached at White-hall, February 29, 1628. Revised and ed. Eric Milner-White (1884-1964).
Music: Peter R. Hallock (b. 1924), 1991.
Recording: The Compline Choir, CD “Night Music,” 2001.
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening
Into the house and gate of heaven.
To enter that gate and dwell in that house,
Where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;
No noise nor silence, but one equal music;
No fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;
No ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity;
In the habitation of thy glory and dominion,
World without end, Amen.