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In visions of the dark night

Language: English

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream- that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro' storm and night,
So trembled from afar-
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth's day-star?



Translation(s): FRE GER

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in French (Fran├žais), a translation by Stéphane Mallarmé (1842 - 1898) , title unknown ENG GER Set in English, a translation by Edward Agate , title unknown FRE GER [text unavailable] Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title 1: "Der Traum" FRE [text unavailable]

Text added to the website: 2007-07-07.

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