by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Those evening bells
Language: English 
Those evening bells! Those evening bells!
[How]1 many a tale their music tells
of youth, and home and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime.

Those joyous hours are past away,
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells
And hears no more these evening bells.

And so 'twill be when [I am]1 gone;
That tuneful peal will still ring on
while other bards [will]2 walk these dells,
and sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

C. Ives sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Ives: "I'm"
2 Ives: "shall"


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