Behold! the twilight deepens (James Christopher Marks)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 348 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Behold! the twilight deepens
Composer: James Christopher Marks
Lyricist: Maud Sidley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1893 J. Curwen & Sons

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Original text and translations

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Behold! The twilight deepens
O’er mountain, land, and sea,
And birds and beasts and flowerets fair
All soon at rest will be.

The nightingale is singing
In leafy woodlands near,
And echoes ring o’er dale and hill
Of songs that charm the ear.

Behold! the twilight deepens,
And flowerets hand their heads,
Whilst o’er her young the loving bird
Her wing for safety spreads.

The moon rides high in heaven,
The twinkling stars appear,
And rest has come for man and beast,
For night is drawing nigh.