Love-Sight (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Network.png Web Page
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2018-12-31)   CPDL #52755:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2018-12-31).  Score information: A4, 7 pages, 1.86 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scanned score

General Information

Title: Love-Sight
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lyricist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo medium
Genre: SecularLied

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published:

Description:

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

When do I see thee most, beloved one?
When in the light the spirits of mine eyes
Before thy face, their altar, solemnize
The worship of that love thro’ thee made known?
Or when, in the dusk hours (we two alone),
Close-kissed and eloquent of still replies
Thy twilight-hidden glimmering visage lies,
And my soul only sees thy soul its own?

O love, my love! if I no more should see
Thyself, nor on the earth the shadow of thee,
Nor image of thine eyes in any spring,—
How then should sound upon Life’s darkening slope
The ground-whirl of the perished leaves of Hope,
The wind of Death’s imperishable wing?