They are at rest (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-12)  CPDL #35057:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Wai Ki Wun (submitted 2015-04-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: They are at rest
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: John Henry Newman

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1909

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Original text and translations

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They are at rest.
We may not stir the heav'n of their repose
By rude invoking voice, or prayer addrest
In waywardness to those
Who in the mountain grots of Eden lie,
And hear the fourfold river as it murmurs by.

And soothing sounds
Blending with the neighb'ring waters as they glide;
Posted along the haunted garden's bounds,
Angelic forms abide,
Echoing, as words of watch, o'er lawn and grove
The verses of that hymn which Seraphs chant above.