As torrents in summer - Tekst

Componist: Edward Elgar
Tekst: Henry Longfellow

Uit de cantate Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30 (1896)


As torrents in summer,
Half dried in their channels,
Suddenly rise, tho' the Sky is still cloudless,
For rain has been falling,
Far off at their fountains;
So hearts that are fainting
Grow full to o'erflowing,
And they that behold it
Marvel, and know not,
That God at their fountains
Far off has been raining!