Good night! The crimson scented rose Droops low her pretty head And the little grasses long ago Their evening prayers have said. Night’s starry eyes are blinking At the moonbeam's silvery light While the lily hides her golden heart And whispers soft, -- “Good night” The wind is idly rocking The songbird in its nest And a silence deep is brooding O’er the sleeping world at rest. A sweet good night to you, dear heart -- A morn with radiance bright, And be it night or be it day -- God keep you, [dear]1, good night!
Confirmed with Good Health, Good Health Publishing Company, 1910.1 Beach: "love"
- by Agnes Lockhart Hughes , as A. H. Lockhart, "Good night" [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 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867 - 1944), "Good night", op. 48 (Four Songs) no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Joost van der Linden) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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