The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Come, love, across the sunlit land

Language: English

Come, Love, across the sunlit land,
  As blithe as dryad dancing free,
While time slips by like silvery sand 
  Within the glass of memory.

Ere Winter, in his reckless glee 
  Blights all the bloom with ruthless hand,
Come, Love, across the sunlit land 
  As blithe as dryad dancing free.
And all the years of life shall be 
  Like peaceful vales that wide expand 
To meet a bright, untroubled sea
  By radiant azure arches spanned 
  Come, Love, across the sunlit land 
As blithe as dryad dancing free.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2009-08-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
Line count: 14
Word count: 86

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works