Sleep in peace (Tim Porter)

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Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2007-08-19).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleep in Peace
Composer: Tim Porter
Lyricist attrib.: Hebridean

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This is a gem; if you only look at one's of Tim's pieces, look at this. It is the earliest piece of his I know that really hints at what was to come in his operas.

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Original text and translations

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Sleep from the isles of summer sun attend you.
Sleep of the grey and crooning wind defend you:
White seagulls round your bed,
Crying above your head,
Till all your fears are fled,
What are they saying?
Run like the wave,
Flow like the air.
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in peace.

Peace from the heart of Mary Virgin find you.
Peace from the touch of mantled Brigit bind you:
Peace of the quiet earth
Guarded the Christchild's birth
You on the restless firth
Soon will be sleeping.
Run like the wave,
Flow like the air.
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in peace.