The bright-haired morn (Samuel Reay)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: The bright-haired morn
Composer: Samuel Reay
Lyricist:

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 14, no. 402

Description: The lyrics are from The Christian Year.

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Original text and translations

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1  The bright-haired morn is glowing
O'er emerald meadows gay,
With many a clear gem strowing
The early shepherd's way.
Ye gentle elves, by Fancy seen
Stealing away with night.
To slumber in your leafy screen,
Tread more than airy light.

2  And see what joyous greeting
The sun through heaven has shed,
Though fast yon shower be fleeting,
His beams have faster sped.
For lo, above the western haze
High towers the rainbow arch,
In solid span of purest rays:
How stately is its march.