The infinite shining heavens (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
- Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-08). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 164 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central.
First published: 1907
Description: "The Infinite Shining Heavens" is Number 6 in the set of nine songs called "Songs of Travel".
Original text and translations
The infinite shining heavens
Rose, and I saw in the night
Uncountable angel stars
Showering sorrow and light.
I saw them distant as heaven,
Dumb and shining and dead,
And the idle stars of the night
Were dearer to me than bread.
Night after night in my sorrow
The stars looked over the sea,
Till lo! I looked in the dusk
And a star had come down to me.