The wind (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-06-03). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 113 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
The wind went forth o'er land and sea,
Loud and free, loud and free,
Foaming waves leapt up to meet it,
Stately pines bowed down to greet it;
While the wailing, wailing sea,
And the forest's murmured sigh,
Joined the cry, joined the cry,
Of the wind that swept o'er land and sea.
The wind was whispering on the lea,
But the white rose felt it pass,
And the fragile stalks of grass
Shook with fear, with fear, to see
All her trembling petals shed,
As it fled, as it fled,
So gently by, the wind upon the lea.
Blow, blow, thou wind, upon the sea,
Fierce and free, upon the sea,
And a gentler message send,
Where frail flowers and grasses bend
On the sunny, sunny lea,
For the bidding still is one;
Be it done, be it done
In tenderness or wrath, on land or sea.