The Shower, Op. 71, No. 1 (Edward Elgar)

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General Information

Title: The Shower, Op. 71, No. 1
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1914

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Original text and translations

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Cloud, if as thou dost melt, and with thy train
Of drops make soft the Earth, my eyes could weep
O'er my hard heart, that's bound up and asleep;
Perhaps at last,
Some such showers past,
My God would give a sunshine after rain.