Let beauty awake (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
- Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-08). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 243 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: File Sizes: MIDI: 11 KB
First published: 1907
Description: Number 2 in a set of 9 songs in the set of nine songs called "Songs of Travel".
Original text and translations
Let Beauty awake in the morn from beautiful dreams,
Beauty awake from rest!
Let Beauty awake
For Beauty’s sake
In the hour when the birds awake in the brake
And the stars are bright in the west!
Let Beauty awake in the eve from the slumber of day,
Awake in the crimson eve!
In the day’s dusk end
When the shades ascend,
Let her wake to the kiss of a tender friend,
To render again and receive!