Good night (John Harrison Tenney)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-06-05).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 335 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Good night
Composer: John Harrison Tenney
Lyricist: L. H. F.create page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 Lee & Shepard

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Original text and translations

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Good-night! good-night! the world is still;
    The stars their watch are keeping;
The hum of day has died away;
    And all the flowers are sleeping.

Good-night! good-night! the mountain stream
    Is singing ’midst the clover;
The fairies quaff from lily cups
    With nectar running over.

Good-night! good-night! sweet dreams be thine!
    And may the angels bending
From heaven above, behold in love
    Thy sleep, protection lending.

Good-night! good-night! when thou shalt sleep
    That sleep which knows no waking,
May seraph care conduct thee where
    The eternal morn is breaking!