Sunset (Thomas Adams)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-13)  CPDL #75372:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 414 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sunset
Composer: Thomas Adams
Lyricist: James Blackneycreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1913
Description: Lyricist Mr. James Blackney is identified as a singer at St. Alban Church, where Adams was organist.

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Original text and translations

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In lovely hues at eventide,
As softly sinks the setting sun,
Its parting rays in clouds abide,
While shadows fall and day is done.

The smile that lingers on the face,
And plays upon the placid brow,
Its wonted life we fondly trace,
E’en when ’tis set as thou art now.

O when our eventide shall fall,
May ours be such a golden crest,
And as death’s shadows us enthrall,
May we as gently sink to rest.