On this wondrous sea Sailing silently, Ho! Pilot, ho! Knowest thou the Shore Where no breakers roar -- Where the storm is o'er? In the peaceful west Many the sails at rest -- The anchors fast -- Thither I pilot thee -- Land Ho! Eternity! Ashore at last!
About the headline (FAQ)
- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title [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 William Hawley (b. 1950), "On this wondrous sea", first performed 1987 [SSAATB chorus a cappella], from Six Dickinson Settings, no. 6. [text verified 1 time]
- by Craig Urquhart (b. 1953), "On this wondrous sea" [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Ernst Bacon, Arthur Farwell, Vally Weigl, Ernst Bacon.
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2010-10-27
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