How soft the shades of evening creep (Henry Thomas Smart)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-29). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 97 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
1 How soft the shades of evening creep
O'er yonder dewy lea,
Where balmy winds have lulled to sleep
The tenants of the tree.
No wandering breeze is here to sweep,
In winding ripple o'er the deep,
Yet swells the heaving sea.
2 How calm the sky! rest, ocean, rest,
From storm and ruffle free,
Calm as the image on thy breast
Of her that governs thee.
And yet beneath the moon's mild reign,
Thy broad breast heaves, as one in pain,
Thou dark and silent sea!