When twilight dews (Henry Hiles)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-14)   CPDL #54233:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-14).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hark how the birds
Composer: Henry Hiles
Lyricist: Thomas Moore

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. 86

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Original text and translations

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1  When twilight dews are falling soft,
Upon the rosy sea,
I watch the star whose beam so oft
Has lighted me to thee.
And thou, too, on that orb so dear,
Ah, dost thou gaze at ev'n,
And think, though lost for ever here,
Thou'lt yet be mine in heaven.

2  There's not a garden walk I tread,
There's not a flower I see,
But brings to mind some hope that's fled,
Some joy I've lost with thee.
And still I wish that hour was near,
When, friends and foes forgiv'n,
The pains, the ills we've wept through here
May turn to smiles in heaven.