Outward bound, Op. 91:2 (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-26)  CPDL #45647:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Baritone solo with TTBB chorus.

General Information

Title: Outward bound, Op. 91:2
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Lyricist: Henry Newbolt

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: Bar(TTBB)
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1904
Description: No. 2 from 'Songs of the Sea'.

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Original text and translations

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Dear Earth, near Earth, the clay that made us men,
The land we sowed,
The hearth that glowed
O Mother, must we bid farewell to thee?
Fast dawns the last dawn, and what shall comfort then
The lonely hearts that roam the outer sea?

Gray wakes the daybreak, the shivering sails are set,
To misty deeps
The channel sweeps
O Mother, think on us who think on thee!
Earth-home, birth-home, with love remember yet
The sons in exile on the eternal sea.