Vox ultima crucis (Henry Walford Davies)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2018-02-18). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 81 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1915
Description: From "A Short Requiem in D major". This work was composed "In Sacred Memory of all those who have fallen in the war"
Original text and translations
Tarry no longer! Toward thine heritage
Haste on thy way, and be of right good cheer;
Go each day onward on thy pilgrimage;
Think how short time thou shalt abide thee here.
Thy place is built above the starre's clear;
None earthly palace wrought in so stately wise.
Come on, my friend, my brother most dear!
For thee I offered my blood in sacrifice.
Tarry no longer!
Middle English text
Original words of poem:
Tarye no lenger; toward thyn heritage
Hast on thy weye, and be of ryght good chere.
Go eche day onward on thy pylgrymage;
Thynke howe short tyme thou hast abyden here.
Thy place is bygged above the sterres clere,
Noon erthly palys wrought in so statly wyse.
Come on, my frend, my brother most entere!
For the I offered my blood in sacryfice.