Francis Pott: The Cloud of Unknowing

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Francis Pott: The Cloud of Unknowing (Signum)
Recorded: Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent
February 2007 © 2007

Track list


1. Prologue (organ solo) 
2. There where the sun first dwelt  
3. Lord, thou hast been our refuge 
4. Now, as though God were sighing  
5. There where the sun first dwelt (reprise) 
6. I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day 
7. And there went out another horse that was red 
8. The cities that are burnt and consumed from the earth 
9. For a nation is come up 
10. All faces shall gather blackness 
11. They that hate me without a cause 
12. Divided sons, fight on
13. Behold a pale horse 
14. Blessed be he that taketh their children 
15. Dark earth, dark heavens
16. Yesterday I was at work teaching Christ to lift his cross  
17. The Lord is my shepherd 


1. For those men night was a more bitter day 
2. My God, why hast thou forsaken me? 
3. O do not look 
4. Is this He that was transfigured
5. There they lie huddled 
6. Epilogue: Clear sight shall never man have
7. For in the other life
8. In one little time may heaven be won and lost 
9. Amen 
10. Farewell, ghostly friend
11. The love in him was such 
12. Amen

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