There rolls the deep where grew the tree
There rolls the deep where grew the tree.
O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
There, where the long street roars, hath been
The stillness of the central sea.
The hills are shadows, and they flow
From form to form, and nothing stands;
They melt like mist, the solid lands,
Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
But in my spirit will I dwell,
And dream my dream, and hold it true;
For though my lips may breathe adieu,
I cannot think the thing farewell.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir (1848 - 1918), "There rolls the deep", published 1896 [satb chorus a cappella], from Six Modern Lyrics, no. 4. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Humphrey Procter-Gregg (1895 - 1980), "There rolls the deep" [voice and piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Godfrey Sampson (fl. 1930), "There rolls the deep", published 1931 [unison chorus], and piano [ sung text not verified ]
- by Mrs. E. G. Shapcote , "There rolls the deep", published 1857 [voice and piano], from Eleven songs [ sung text not verified ]
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