My Heart is like a Singing Bird

"My Heart is like a Singing Bird" is the second song of Miriam Gideon's song cycle Wing'd Hour.

Date: 1983Composer: Miriam GideonText: Christina RossettiSong Collection: Wing'd Hour

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A Birthday
by Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a purple sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleur-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love, is come to me.

Sheet Music

Wing'd Hour

Composer(s): Miriam Gideon

Song(s): 1. Silent Noon
2. My Heart is like a Singing Bird
3. Autumn

Voice Type: High

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