Green Cathedral

Words by Gordon Johnstone and music by Carl Hahn

LYRICS

I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine,
Where leaves in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine;

Within its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs,
And the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the pure blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered seat,
And choir loft in branched croft, where songs of bird hymns sweet;

And I like to dream at evening, when the stars its arches light,
That my Lord and God tread its hallowed sod in the cool calm peace of night.

NOTES:

Used as wedding processional in 20th anniversary handfasting  / vow renewals.

SHEET MUSIC

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/sheetmusic/id/3355

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