A song of rest (Henry Walford Davies)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-09)  CPDL #76168:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-09).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 526 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB (1899)
  • (Posted 2021-12-10)  CPDL #67101:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-12-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 198 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSA:Novello's Octavo edition of Trios etc. for Female Voices no.521

General Information

Title: A song of rest
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4 or 3vv   Voicings: SATB or SSA
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1899 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
    2nd published: 1927

External websites:

Original text and translations

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     Rest on the hills,
     Rest in the trees,
Rest in the wandering, whispering breeze;

     “Rest,” the sun cries,
     As he dies in the sky;
“Rest to you all, for the darkness is nigh.”

     Cloudless the heavens,
     Silent the earth,
Come, peaceful Night, to approve the day’s worth;

     “Rest,” the sun calls,
     As he falls out of night:
Rest to us all through the darkness of night.