I Wish for You One Thing, and That Is Love

Music: Ground.
By William Byrd. Sequenced by
John Sankey.

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I wish for you one thing, and that is love:
Love for life, and pure, unfettered joy
At being here upon this vivid earth.

May great pleasure come from giving pleasure,
And love that streams out from your burning heart
Light the darkened world and make it bloom.

I wish you to be loved both well and long
By all those whom you love; that these be many,
Among whom, not the least, might be yourself.

May you love the beautiful and good,
And always act with honesty and justice,
Being what you would that others be.

But most of all, I wish for you a love
Into which your love might plunge and drown,
An ocean in which you might live and breathe.



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