Goodnight (Agnes Zimmermann)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-06-16).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Goodnight
Composer: Agnes Zimmermann
Lyricist: Felicia Hemans

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 119

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Original text and translations

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Day is past!
Stars have set their watch at last,
Founts that thro' the deep woods flow,
Make sweet sounds, unheard till now,
Flow'rs have shut with fading light!
Good night!

Good night! go to rest!
Sleep sit dovelike on thy breast,
If within thy secret cell,
One dark form of mem 'ry dwell,
Be it mantled from thy sight, Goodnight!

Goodnight! joy be thine!
Kind looks o'er thy slumbers shine!
Go, and in the distant land,
Meet thy home's long-parted band,
Be their looks all life and light!
Goodnight!

Good night! Peace to all!
Dreams of heaven on mourners fall!
Exile! o'er thy couch, may gleams
Pass from thine own mountain streams.
Bard! away to worlds more bright!
Good night! Goodnight!