Mourn, mourn, Day is with darkness fled, What heav'n then governs earth? O none, but hell in heaven's stead, Chokes with his mists our mirth. Mourn, mourn, look now for no more day Nor night, but that from hell. Then all must as they may in darkness learn to dwell. But yet this change, must needs change our delight, That thus the sun should harbour with the night.
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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 John Dowland (1562 - 1626), "Mourn, Day is with darkness fled" [text verified 1 time]
- by Ben Brian Weber (1916 - 1979), "Mourn, Mourn", op. 53. [text verified 1 time]
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