O silent stars (William Rhys-Herbert)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-01)  CPDL #77769:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 237 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O silent stars
Composer: William Rhys-Herbert
Lyricist: Maude Elizabeth Inch
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1906 J. Fischer & Bro.
Description: Test from:

Nautical Knot, The Belle of Barnstapoole

Operetta in Two Acts

External websites:

Original text and translations

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O silent stars that shine at night,
And light the skies above,
Ye are bright eyes of those who once
Did well and truly love;
Your mission is a constant watch,
O’er lovelorn ones to keep,
To guide their steps on darksome nights,
From pitfalls yawning deep.
On those whose hearts are rent and torn,
By love that loves in vain,
The silent stars smile sweetest dreams,
As solace for the pain.