Now the wearied sun declining (Richard Francis Lloyd)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-09)  CPDL #77168:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 546 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Now the wearied sun declining
Composer: Richard Francis Lloyd
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1895 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Now the wearied sun declining,
Sinks to rest o’er yonder hill;
Ev’ry bird has ceas’d from singing,
All the forest leaves are still.

O Love, wert thou but here,
Through this peaceful hour,
How sweet ’twould be to feel thee near.

In the dale the flocks are sleeping,
Wearied by the sun’s hot ray;
And the daisies’ heads are closing,
With the waning light of day.

O Love, wert thou but here,
Ever trusting thee,
I too could rest with thee so near.