When Mary thro' the garden went (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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Editor: John D. Smith (submitted 2004-02-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scores listed alphabetically by composer. All scores available in Scorch format, some are also available as PDF files.
Editor: Stuart McIntosh (submitted 2001-01-29).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 281 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: When Mary Thro' the Garden Went
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Lyricist: Mary E. Coleridge

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

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella


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Original text and translations

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When Mary thro' the garden went,
There was no sound of any bird,
And yet, because the night was spent,
The little grasses lightly stirred,
The flowers awoke, the lilies heard.
When Mary thro' the garden went,
The dew lay still on flower and grass,
The waving palms above her sent
Their fragrance out as she did pass.
No light upon their branches was.
When Mary thro' the garden went,
Her eyes were dim.
The grass beneath her footsteps bent,
The solemn lilies, white and slim,
These also stood and wept for him.
When Mary thro' the garden went,
She sought within the garden ground,
One for Whom her heart was rent,
One Who for her sake was bound,
One Who sought, and she was found.