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Now that the sun hath veil'd his light And bid the world goodnight; To the soft bed my body I dispose, But where shall my soul repose? Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms, And can there be any so sweet security! Then to thy rest, O my soul! And singing, praise the mercy That prolongs thy days. Hallelujah!
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- by William Fuller, Dr., Lord-Bishop of Lincoln (1608 - 1675) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "An evening hymn", note: this is a realization of a Purcell song. [text verified 1 time]
- by Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "An evening hymn", alternate title: "An evening hymn on a ground", Z. 193, from Harmonia Sacra [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hymne du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (David Fonseca Astorga) , title 1: "Un himno nocturno", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ein Abendlied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Adriana Ferrando) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Ora che il sole ha velato la sua luce e augurato la buona notte al mondo, sul soffice letto dispongo il mio corpo, ma dove riposerà la mia anima? Caro, caro Dio, solo tra le tue braccia ci può essere una così dolce protezione! Dunque, riposa anima mia! E cantando, loda la misericordia che prolunga i tuoi giorni. Hallelujah!
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "An evening hymn" = "Inno della sera"
- Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2016 by Adriana Ferrando, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2016-07-21
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