Every Night and every Morn

Set by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Every Night and every Morn", op. 74 no. 14, from Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, no. 14  [sung text checked 1 time]

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Every night and every morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Night & every Morn
Some are Born to sweet delight.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chaque nuit et chaque matin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

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We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro' the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.

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God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.

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