Comes at times, a stillness (Herbert Hall Woodward)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-04)  CPDL #69567:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Comes at times, a stillness
Composer: Herbert Hall Woodward
Lyricist: Isaac Gregory Smith
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1908

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Original text and translations

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Comes, at times, a stillness as of even,
Steeping the soul in memories of love;
As when the glow is sinking out of heaven,
As when the twilight deepends in the grove,
Comes at length, a sound of many voices,
As when the waves break lightly on the shore;
As when at dawn the feather'd choir rejoices,
Singing aloud, because the night is o'er.
Comes, at times, a voice of days departed,
On the dying breath of evening borne,
Sinks then the trav'ler, faint and weary-hearted,
"Long is the way" it whispers, "and forlorn."
Comes, at last, a voice of thrilling gladness,
Borne on the breezes of the risng Day,
Saying "The Lord shall make an end of sadness;"
Saying "The Lord shall wipe all tears away,"