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by Alice Mary Buckton (1867 - 1944)
A Vigil of Pentecost
Listen! The shores of other climes with golden songs are ringing! Listen! The breezes of the dawn their heaven-borne echoes bringing! Bow down! and bow the heart and knee tonight in worship lowly, Bow down and hear earth’s children sing the songs of joy most holy! They come in waves of white-robed wonder Over hill and ocean they come! And all the races rise to follow in their motion. Hail them! the name they cry is one, And one the heavenly story! Hail them and join O soul tonight to theirs, Thy song of glory.
- by Alice Mary Buckton (1867 - 1944) [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 Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934), "A Vigil of Pentecost", 1914 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2022-01-25
Line count: 11
Word count: 95