by Harry Rodney Bennett (1890 - 1948), as Royden Barrie

I heard you singing
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
I heard you singing when the dawn was grey
And silver dew on ev'ry blossom lay;
Though the rising sun too soon drank up the dew,
I thought I heard you singing all the long day through.
I heard you singing in the silent hour
When evening came with sleep for bird and flow'r;
A song like happy murmuring of woodland streams,
I thought I heard you singing down the vale of dreams.
Beloved, when the last call echoes clear,
And I must part from all that is so dear,
I shall not fear the valley that before me lies,
If I may hear you singing as I close my eyes.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ti ho sentito cantare", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website: 2004-08-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 111