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No. 2: RECIT., ARIA E CORO -
"'Tis the Midwatch of Night"
'Tis the midwatch of night, stars glisten keen,
The winds are pining loud in sheet and stay.
Over the bulwark gazing on the sea,
The sailor thinks of those he left on shore.
The wave at her bows is afire,
And afire in her wake behind,
And higher and ever higher,
Are rising sea and wind,
Higher and ever higher,
As in man's heart love's desire,
And home thoughts in his mind.
Maris stella, from on high,
Guard our homes that sleeping lie,
Maris stella, comfort pour
On the hearts we left ashore.
|What doth now the maid I love?||Maris stella,|
|Does she sleep and dream of me?||from on high,|
|Guard our homes that|
|Or prays she her saint above||sleeping lie|
|Shield of her sailor to be,|
|Shield of her sailor to be.||Maris stella, comfort pour|
|Sending her heart like a dove,|
Hither across the sea,
|Hither across the sea.||Maris stella,|
|What doth now the maid I love?||from on high,|
|Does she sleep and dream of me,||Guard our homes that sleeping lie,|
|And dream of me, sleep and dream of me.||Maris stella.|
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