by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

When the sun comes after rain
Language: English 
When the sun comes after rain
And the bird is in the blue,
The girls go down the lane
Two by two.

When the sun comes after shadow
And the singing of the showers,
The girls go up the meadow,
Fair as flowers.

When the eve comes dusky red
And the moon succeeds the sun,
The girls go home to bed
One by one.

And when life draws to its even
And the day of man is past,
They shall all go home to heaven,
Home at last.

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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 Matthew Emery (b. 1991), "When the sun comes after rain", 2012, published 2013, first performed 2012 [SATB chorus a cappella], Los Angeles, Pavane Publications, P1441 [
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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-13
Line count: 16
Word count: 88