Sweet Day - Tekst

Componist: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Tekst: George Herbert (1593-1633)

No. 1 uit Three Elizabethan Part Songs

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Sweet Day! so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky,
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die...
Sweet spring! full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.
Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.