Nancy Wertsch, University of Utah Singers, Brady Allred, conductor
Text: Sara Astle Carruth (b.1986)
Ensemble: SATB (div.)
Accompaniment: a capella
Duration: 3.0 minutes
Page Count: 10
Catalog Number: NWC-200
Available from Art of Sound Music
I feel the glow of spring transcend
The gloomy dim of winter’s heart.
New life begins to make amends
Of every cold and shattered part.
And bud by bud, blossoms anew
The love that fled grief’s bitter frost,
While sunlight’s hope streams softly through
Kindling the soul that once was lost.
Awakened from this seasoned sleep,
How bright the world now seems to be
Oh, to grow beyond the chill so deep
I too embrace the dawn, alive and free.
Though storming clouds and rains may come
The roots of spring stand steady still
Now grounded in the reigning sun
While reaching for a higher will.
I feel the glow of spring’s new song
Stir my senses toward the light
‘Til yearning turns to pleasure strong,
And dormant dreams take boundless flight.
To thrive despite the winters past;
To learn what all the seasons know;
I face the ray of change so vast,
To live, and ever more to grow.
Sara Astle Carruth