The stars are with the voyager (Walter Cecil Macfarren)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The stars are with the voyager
Composer: Walter Cecil Macfarren
Lyricist: Thomas Hood

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 9, no. 273


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Original text and translations

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1  The stars are with the voyager,
Wherever he may sail,
The moon is constant to her time,
The sun will never fail;
But follow, follow, round the world
The green earth and the sea,
So love is with the lover's heart,
Wherever he may be.

2  Wherever he may be the stars
Must daily lose their light,
The moon will veil her in the shade,
The sun will set at night,
The sun may set but constant love
Will shine when he's away,
So that dull night is never night,
And day is brighter day.