Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels (Crys Armbrust)
- Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-23). Score information: Letter, 21 pages, 1.39 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Festival setting for choir (with treble & tenor solos), organ and 2 French horns. Substitute Trumpet in C part included for Horn 1.
Title: Though I Speak With the Tongues of Men and Angels
Composer: Crys Armbrust
First published: 2004
Description: Original setting of texts from 1 Corinthians 13: 1, 2, 7, 11, 12 & 8 (KJV) and Ecologue X (Vergil).
Original text and translations
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
but have not love, I am a noisy gong, I am a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries,
all knowledge, and have faith, so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child,
but when I became a man, I put down childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face:
Now I know in part; then shall I understand fully
even as I have been fully understood.
For prophecies, they pass away, tongues, they cease,
knowledge, it passes away. Love never ends.
Amor vincit omnia.