Awake! awake! the flowers unfold (Henry David Leslie)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-27)  CPDL #54070:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-04-27).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Awake! awake! the flowers unfold
Composer: Henry David Leslie
Lyricist: Richard Ryan

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book (2nd Series), Vol. 2, no. 76

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Original text and translations

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1  Awake! awake! the flowers unfold
And tremble in the sun,
And the river shines a lake of gold,
For the young day has begun.
The air is blithe and the sky is blue,
And the lark, on lightsome wings,
From bushes that sparkle rich with dew,
To Heaven her matin sings.

2  Then awake! awake! while music's note
Now bids thee sleep to shun,
Light zephyrs of fragrance round thee float,
For the young day has begun.
Then awake, awake, all seem to chide
Thy sleep as round they run,
The glories of Heaven lie far and wide,
For the young day has begun.