Midnight and noon (Hamilton Clarke)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-06-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Midnight and noon
Composer: Hamilton Clarke
Lyricist: Hamilton Clarke
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1892 The Orpheus (New series) no.246

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Original text and translations

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O gentle beam of midnight moon,
How tender is thy light,
Far dearer than the blaze of noon,
 Is this soft hour of night,
Beneath thy beam divine,
The earth is all benign,
Thou fill'st the soul with bliss,
What daylight sweet as this?

O sad heart, worn by day's broad glare,
Made weary of thy life,
All faint and stricken by the blare,
Of daytime's eager strife.
O rest thee, heart of pain,
Blest night is come again,
The midday strivings cease,
And all is holy peace.