Sweet day, so cool (Edward Bairstow)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-18). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 649 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1897 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
Original text and translations
Sweet day! so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die.
Sweet spring! full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.