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To find the Western path, Right thro' the Gates of Wrath I urge my way; Sweet Mercy leads me on With soft repentant moan: I see the break of day. The war of swords and spears, Melted by dewy tears, Exhales on high; The Sun is freed from fears, And with soft grateful tears Ascends the sky.
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- by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "Morning", written c1800-10, from the Rossetti manuscript, part II [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 Henry Dixon Cowell (1897 - 1965), "Daybreak", L. 694 (1946), published c1950, first performed 1947 [ high voice, piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by (Henry) Walford Davies, Sir (1869 - 1941), "Daybreak", 1939, first performed 1939 [ baritone, TB chorus, strings, and organ ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Alfred Matthew Hale (1875 - 1960), "Morning ", op. 29 no. 2, published 1913 [ voice, piano, and violin obbligato ], from Five Songs, no. 2, London : A. Lengnick [sung text not yet checked]
- by Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "Daybreak", op. 9 (Seven songs) no. 7 (1912) [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "Daybreak", op. 20 no. 3 (1917), published 1917 [ voice and piano ], from Three Blake Songs, no. 3, Winthrop Rogers [sung text not yet checked]
- by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (1948 - 2020), "Morning", op. 32 no. 3, published 1981, rev. 2003, first performed 1986 [ voice and organ ], from Fearful symmetry, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (1948 - 2020), "Morning", op. 32a no. 3, published 1981, rev. 2003, first performed 1986 [ voice and piano ], from Fearful symmetry, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Robert Michael Spearing (b. 1950), "To find the Western path ", 1976, first performed 1976 [ baritone, SATB chorus, and small orchestra ], from Visions of William Blake, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Dom Thomas Symons (1887 - 1975), "Daybreak", published c1965 [ voice and piano ], London : J. Curwen ; NY : G. Schirmer [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ronald Tremain (b. 1923), "Morning", published c1955 [ unison chorus and piano ], London : Edward Arnold [sung text not yet checked]
- by John David White (b. 1931), "Morning", first performed 1957 [ high voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
The text above (or a part of it) is used in the following settings:
- by George Dyson (1883 - 1964), "To find the Western path", from Quo Vadis: a Cycle of Poems, no. 9
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Smirnov) , copyright © 1981, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2007-03-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 57
Mercajuščij Zakat U samych Gnevnych Vrat Zastal menja. Proščen'em okrylën Vnimal ja tichij ston Ugasnuvšego dnja; No prekratilas' vmig Bor'ba mečej i pik I ej vosled, Zabyv svoj prežnij strach, Slezami na glazach Blesnul rassvet.
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "Morning" = "Утро"
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- Singable translation from English to Russian (Русский) copyright © 1981 by Dmitri Smirnov, (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.
- a text in English by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "Morning", written c1800-10, from the Rossetti manuscript, part II
This text was added to the website: 2008-01-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 35