All Through the Night (Jeremy Rawson)

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  • (Posted 2009-07-13)  CPDL #19760:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2009-07-13).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: All Through the Night
Composer: Jeremy Rawson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2007
Description: An arrangement of the Welsh folk song for unaccompanied SATB. This is one of a number of British Folk Song arrangements. See the composer page for the others.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Sleep, my love, and peace attend thee,
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will lend thee,
All through the night;

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping,
Love alone his watch is keeping,
All through the night.

Though I roam a minstrel lonely,
All through the night;
My true heart shall praise thee only
All through the night;

Love’s young dream, alas, is over
Yet my strains of love shall hover
Near the presence of my lover
All through the night.

Hark! The bell is ringing,
Clear through the night.
Thou, my love, art heav'nward winging,
Home through the night.

Earthly dust from off thee shaken,
Soul immortal, though shalt waken,
With thy last dim journey taken;
Home through the night.