Take heart! (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-25)  CPDL #76645:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-25).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 393 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Take heart!
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Edna Dean Procter

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1880 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 13, no. 367

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Original text and translations

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1  All day the stormy wind hath blown
From off the dark and rainy sea,
No bird has by the window flown,
The only song has been the moan,
The wind made in the willow tree.
This is the summer's burial time,
She died when drooped the earliest leaves,
And, cold upon her rosy prime,
Fell down the Autumn's frosty rime.
Yet I am not as one that grieves.

2  For well I know o'er sunny seas
The bluebird waits for April skies;
And at the roots of forest trees
The May flowers sleep, in fragrant ease,
And violets hide their azure eyes,
O thou, by winds of grief o'erblown
Beside some golden summer's bier,
Take heart! thy birds are only flown,
Thy blossoms sleeping tearful sown,
To greet in the immortal year.