When twilight dews (Alfred Ben Allen)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-14)  CPDL #75392:       
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 621 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: When twilight dews
Composer: Alfred Ben Allen
Lyricist: Thomas Moore
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1881 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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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,
    Dost thou gaze at even,
And think, though lost for ever here,
    Thou’lt yet be mine in Heaven.

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 forgiven,
The pains, the ills we’ve wept through here,
    May turn to smiles in Heaven.