Evening (Henry Hiles)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-16)   CPDL #54245:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Time signature changed to 2/4. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Evening
Composer: Henry Hiles
Lyricist: Frederick Elliscreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 3, no. 88

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Original text and translations

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1  Gentle Peace is crowning
Ev'ry hill and dell;
Nature slumbers, owning
Night's enchanting spell;
Still, with wild endeavour,
Fall the stream below,
Gurgling onward ever
With unceasing flow.

2  Ne'er doth Night allure it
Soft repose to try;
Nor the tinkling vespers
Sound its lullaby;
So, in all thy longings,
None but God beside,
Hath the power to give thee
Rest at eventide.