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==Original text and translations==
 
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{{Vs|1}} Beside the wood a pine-tree stands,
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Whose boughs are merrily waving,
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Two birds on the top are poising themselves,
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The wind that rocks them braving.
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They gaze from the height on the wood below,
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Far over the land their singing doth go.
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Right well I know what your glad notes mean,
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Nought fairer on earth ever shall be seen,
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Than the wood,
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When shining bright in the evening glow.
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{{Vs|2}} With you I long to gaze, ye birds,
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On all the beauties that meet you,
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The glittering green, the shimmering light,
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The waving boughs that greet you.
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With you I would look on the lovely show,
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For one moment have the landscape below,
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And learn still more that your glad notes mean,
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Nought fairer on earth ever shall be seen,
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Than the wood,
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When shining bright in the evening glow.
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{{Vs|3}} And now the sun's fast-fading beams
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Are from the wood disappearing;
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The stillness of night over all things comes,
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Her peace and blessing are nearing.
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The birds now are silent, and homeward go,
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And still in dreams their songs onward flow,
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Though great the beauties of nature be,
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Nought fairer on earth ever shall we see
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Than the wood,
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When shining bright in the evening glow.
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{{Translator|John Troutbeck}}
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Title: Evening glow on the woods
Composer: Franz Wilhelm Abt
Lyricist: John Troutbeck

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. 345

Description: Translated from the German of Fr Oser.

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Original text and translations

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1  Beside the wood a pine-tree stands,
Whose boughs are merrily waving,
Two birds on the top are poising themselves,
The wind that rocks them braving.
They gaze from the height on the wood below,
Far over the land their singing doth go.
Right well I know what your glad notes mean,
Nought fairer on earth ever shall be seen,
Than the wood,
When shining bright in the evening glow.

2  With you I long to gaze, ye birds,
On all the beauties that meet you,
The glittering green, the shimmering light,
The waving boughs that greet you.
With you I would look on the lovely show,
For one moment have the landscape below,
And learn still more that your glad notes mean,
Nought fairer on earth ever shall be seen,
Than the wood,
When shining bright in the evening glow.

3  And now the sun's fast-fading beams
Are from the wood disappearing;
The stillness of night over all things comes,
Her peace and blessing are nearing.
The birds now are silent, and homeward go,
And still in dreams their songs onward flow,
Though great the beauties of nature be,
Nought fairer on earth ever shall we see
Than the wood,
When shining bright in the evening glow.
Translation by John Troutbeck