Morning Song (Bryant Williams)

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  • (Posted 2022-12-02)  CPDL #71763:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-12-02).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Morning Song
Composer: Bryant Williams
Lyricist: Edward Oxenford
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1918

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Original text and translations

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1. 'Tis dawn, 'tis dawn, dark night has fled,
The earth awakes from drowsy dreams;
Aurora's sheen of gold is spread
O'er verdant plain, and hills and streams.
No more the dusky shadows fail
To clothe the world in garb of grey;
The sun now reigns as lord of all.

Refrain (after both verses)
For close at hand is golden day.
'Tis dawn, 'tis dawn, afar and near,
Its fair and gracious gifts appear,
The earth resumes its garment gay,
For close at hand is golden day.

2. 'Tis dawn, 'tis dawn, beneath its spell,
The blossoms burst their bonds of dew.
From bush, and brake and leafy dell
The songs of birds arise anew.
And all around grows fresh and bright,
The hours of gloom have passed away;
The sunbeams bright will bring delight.