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for Marianne Ivarsson and Helsingborgs Vokalensemble, Sweden

CHRIST HAS NO BODY NOW ON EARTH BUT YOURS


SSAA chorus, a cappella
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This should be sung using the natural rhythm of the spoken text, but at a slightly slower pace.

Notated durations, particularly those of semibreves & minims (whole & half notes), are therefore very
approximate, and the longer passages of quavers (eighth notes) will have a rhythmically uneven flow.
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Traditional * David Basden


deebee @ pacific.net.au

Tranquil and reflective


h
,
using speech rhythms throughout

Q à
& . . . . . - . . . . . . ,
. . "
Sopranos
(or soloist)

Christ _ has no bo - dy but yours; No hands, no feet on __ earth but yours.

i
Q â
with a little more animation
.
3

S & , . . . . . . . . . . -
Yours are the eyes through which He looks with com - pas - sion on this world;
Q
& ,, .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. --
â
A
i

Q â
.
4

& , . . . . . . -
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good;
Q
& ,, .. .. .. .. .. .. .. --
â
pushing forward
5
Q â
& , . . . . . . . -
. .
Yours are the hands with which He bles - ses all ____ the world.
Q !
& .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
,, --
â
* The text has traditionally been attributed to St. Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582), and also to St. Catherine of Siena (1347–1380). However,
it seems more likely to be the cumulative work of several 19th century authors. Please contact me for names, dates, and references.

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j
Q , ,
.
broad and expansive
.. .. ..
6

& . -- .. .. --

Q
Yours are the hands; , Yours are the feet; ,
& --
j .. .. .. -- .. .. ..
8
Q , slowing
| "
& .. .. .. .. .. ..
- . -
,
"
Yours are the eyes;
Q
You ____ are His bo - dy.

& .. .. .. - . .. .. .. -
}
h
,
As at the beginning
Q à
. . . - . . . . . . ,
10

& . . .
S
. . "
Christ _ has no bo - dy now but yours; No hands, no feet on __ earth but yours.

i j
12
Q ,,
with more animation
.. .. .. .. .. .. â. . |, | "
S & .. . . . .. .. - -

"
Yours are the eyes through which He looks with com - pas - sion on ___ this world; ____
Q
& .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. ,,
, .. jâ
i,
A

}
gSerenely
Q à. E à. E |
gradually becoming more distant
.
13

& . . . . . ,
S
. . " "
Christ _ has no bo - dy now on earth but yours.

fSlowly, simply
|,
riten.

Q\ .
14

S & \ ., . . ,
Amen
Q \\
A - - - - - - - - - men.
(optional)
!
& . # . . .. .. . .
. . ,,
A

f }
Duration: approximately 1½ minutes
Sydney, August 2015

Copyright © 2015 David Basden