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The Moon in Silent Brightness
Words by Bishop Reginald Heber.
Published by Metzler & Co., 1868


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This song, with its melody built round a minor triad and its rhythmic accompaniment, is one of the loveliest of Sullivan's early ballads.

Reginald Heber (1783-1826) was a missionary and a writer of travelogues, poetry and hymns. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823.

Karaoke File


The moon in silent brightness
Rides o'er the mountain's brow;
The mist in fleecy whiteness
Hath clad the vale below,
The mist in fleecy whiteness
Hath clad the vale below.

Above the woodbine bower
Dark waves the trysting tree:
It is, it is the hour!
Oh come, my love, to me!
It is, it is the hour!
Oh come, my love, to me!

Oh come my love!
Oh come to me!
Oh come my love!

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