When lovers meet again (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2008-06-06)  CPDL #17096:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: When lovers meet again
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Langdon Elwyn Mitchell

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1896 in English Lyrics, Set 4, no. 2

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Original text and translations

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When lovers meet again,
Then obscure ways grow plain,
Then crooked paths are straight
and rough places smooth,
Then weariness and weight
Have wings as wide as love.
For night is as the day;
Love smiles love's tears away
And all hard paths are smooth,
When lovers meet again.

When lovers kiss again
The dry bough blossoms then;
Then rolls away the stone;
Earth's bitterness is balm;
Light through the night is blown;
Peace rocks the world in calm;
And the ebbing tide is full:
For two souls are one soul,
And obscure ways grow plain,
When lovers meet again.