The day of love, Op.8, no.5 (Alexander Campbell Mackenzie)

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Title: The day of love, Op.8, no.5
Composer: Alexander Campbell Mackenzie
Lyricist: Thomas Moore

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 12, no. 355

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Original text and translations

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1  The beam of morning trembling
Stole o'er, the mountain brook,
With timid ray resembling,
Affection's early look.
Thus love begins, sweet morn of love.

2  The noontide ray ascended,
And o'er the valley's stream
Diffused a glow as splendid,
As passion's riper dream.
Thus love expands, warm noon of love.

3  But evening came, o'ershading
The glories of the sky,
Like faith and fondness fading,
From passion's altered eye.
Thus love declines, cold eve of love.