Twilight (John Liptrot Hatton)
- (Posted 2020-02-08) CPDL #56960:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-02-08). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 95 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Original text and translations
1 Queen of the year is joyous June,
Her reign, how blithe and gay!
Her brow with brightest flowers is crowned,
Her lips are glowing day.
The sun, in majesty supreme,
Lights up her cloudless noon;
And night, dethroned by Twilight's power,
Glooms not the reign of June!
2 But in that happier realm on high,
Where white-robed angels soar,
A still more glorious summer rules
For ever, evermore!
No jealous night intrudes to mark
Its high eternal noon:
For not e'en Twilight veils the reign
Of that celestial June.