Now (Francesco Berger)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-06-03). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 137 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Rise! for the day is passing,
And you lie dreaming on;
The others have buckled their armour,
And forth to the fight have gone.
A place in the ranks awaits you,
Each man has some part to play;
The Past and the Future are nothing,
In the face of the stern today.
Rise, if the Past detains you,
Her sunshine and storms forget;
No chains so unworthy to hold you,
As those of a vain regret.
Sad or bright, she is lifeless ever,
Cast her phantom arms away, No chains_
so unworthy to hold you,
Nor look back, save to learn the lesson,
Of a nobler strife today.