Two Songs

Song Cycle by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874 - 1946)

Word count: 69

2. To Morning [sung text not yet checked]

O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heaven's golden gates, and issue forth;
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
[Rise]1 from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey'd dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning, salute the sun
Roused like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin'd feet appear [upon]2 our hills.
[O radiant morning appear on our hills]3


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1 Mitchell: "Arise"
2 Mitchell: "on"
3 added by Mitchell

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