Homeward bound, Op. 91:4 (Charles Villiers Stanford)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-28). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 108 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Baritone solo, with TBB chorus and piano accompaniment.
- Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2003-04-23). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Choral score, no accompaniment. TTB chorus. Also contains no.1, Drake's drum.
First published: 1904
Description: No. 4 from 'Songs of the Sea'.
Original text and translations
Swiftly the great ship glides,
Her storms forgot, her weary watches past;
Northward she glides and thro' th' enchanted haze
Faint on the verge her far hope dawns at last.
Thro' sunny mist a-glow,
Like noonday ghosts of summer moonshine gleam -
Soft as old sorrow, bright as old renown,
There lies the home of all our mortal dream.