To sail beyond the sunset (Kathryn Rose)

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  • (Posted 2014-03-22)  CPDL #31539:       
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2014-03-22).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: To Sail Beyond the Sunset
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Alfred Tennyson

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: unknown

First published: 2006

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Come, my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows;
For my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset,
And the baths of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulf will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides,
And though we are not now that strength which in the old days moved Earth and Heaven,
That which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.