Sunday 13th July is the final service before All Saints Fulham Choir take a well earned break for summer.
The introit will be I Know My Soul Hath Power to Know All Things which is the second song in a collection of music called Songs of Farewell.
There are six songs in the collection which were written during World War 1 and published in 1918. Parry died soon after they were published in the Spanish flu outbreak, and just before the end of the war.
I know my soul hath power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:
I know I’m one of Nature’s little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.
I know my life’s a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mock’d in ev’rything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man,
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.