An evening hymn, Z 193 (Henry Purcell)

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Contributor: User:Gordon_J._Callon Gordon J. Callon (added 2008-06-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 269 kbytes       Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central - File Sizes: PDF: 269 KB

General Information

Title: An Evening Hymn
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Dr. William Fuller

Number of voices: 1vv  Voicing: Solo Soprano
Genre: Secular, Solo song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Description: Henry Purcell, An Evening Hymn ("Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light") (Harmonia Sacra, 1688, pp. 1-3).

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Original text and translations

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Now, now that the sun hath veil’d his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose?
Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms,
And can there be any so sweet security!
Then to thy rest, O my soul!
And singing, praise the mercy
That prolongs thy days.


Lyrics: Dr. William Fuller - (1608-1675)