As freezing fountains, when the sun goes off their streams withhold, and to their own embraces run 'till all congeal'd with cold; Or as a hopeless drooping flow'r for day departed grieves, possest of nothing but a show'r of tears upon her leaves Such am I in your absence left so like these mourner's show, that brooks and flow'rs of day bereft are pictures of my woe.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Imogen Clare Holst (1907 - 1984), "As freezing fountains, when the sun", 1935 [ voice and piano ], from Three Songs, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Pelham Humfrey (1647 - 1674), "As freezing fountains" [sung text checked 1 time]
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