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I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea.
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- by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889), "Heaven-Haven", subtitle: "A nun takes the veil", appears in Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse, first published 1895 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981), "A nun takes the veil", subtitle: "Heaven-Haven", op. 13 (Four songs for voice and piano) no. 1, published 1961. [SATB chorus (or SSAA chorus or TTBB chorus) a cappella] [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by David Frederick Barlow (1927 - 1975), "Heaven-Haven" [alto, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Jack Hamilton Beeson (b. 1921), "Heaven-Haven", 1976 [voice and piano], from From a Watchtower, no. 3. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975), "I have desired to go", op. 116 no. 2, F. 36 no. 2, published 1970 [SATB chorus, 2 flutes, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones], from The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God, no. 2. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Adrian Cruft (b. 1921), "Heaven-Haven", published 1961 [soprano and violin], from Two Songs of Quiet [ sung text not verified ]
- by Peter Dickinson (b. 1934), "Heaven-Haven", 1960-4 [soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and organ], from Four Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems [ sung text not verified ]
- by Celius Dougherty (1902 - 1986), "Heaven-Haven", published 1956. [medium voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by William Flanagan (1923 - 1969), "Heaven Haven" [ sung text not verified ]
- by Arthur Freed (1894 - 1973), "Heaven-Haven", published 1957. [satb chorus a cappella] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Daan Manneke (b. 1939), "Heaven-Haven", 1974 [low voice and harpsichord or organ or piano], from Five songs on English poems, no. 2. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Daniel Rogers Pinkham (1923 - 2006), "Heaven-Haven", published 1970 [tenor or baritone, viola], from Eight Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins [ sung text not verified ]
- by Robert E. Ward (b. 1917), "Heaven-Haven", published 1966 [soprano and orchestra or piano], from Sacred Songs for Pantheists, no. 4. [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , subtitle: "Sie geht ins Kloster", copyright © 2018, (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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Word count: 51
Dorthin drängt’s mich zu ziehn, zum sichern Quell, zu Fluren ohne Hagel, himmelhell, wo manche Lilien blühn. Nach Häfen ich begehr, die sturmgefeit, wo Wassers Wut die Stille hat gefreit, und nicht mehr wogt das Meer.
Subtitle: "Sie geht ins Kloster"
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Translation of title "Heaven-Haven" = "Himmel-Hafen"
- Singable translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2018 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.
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- a text in English by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889), "Heaven-Haven", subtitle: "A nun takes the veil", appears in Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse, first published 1895
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 36