|Music: The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1,
Prelude and Fugue in C Major.
By J. S. Bach. Performed by John Sankey at Kunst der Fuge.
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|Happy sixth anniversary!
As years pass, the coating wears away,
Perhaps revealing more than one can see,
Perhaps revealing more than one can say.
Yet what one feels is more than ecstasy.
So is love far more than one can bear --
In grace, in truth, in sacrifice, in power.
Xylophones play on unheard, the air
Tingling somewhere deep beneath the hour,
Heaven within the heart that seeks it there.
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