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Thou art risen, my beloved

by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor From Songs of Sun and Shade (1911)

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Text

Thou art risen, my beloved
English source: Marguerite Radclyffe Hall

Thou art risen, my beloved,
And thou callest me to follow,
Follow thro’ the chilly twilight
Of this silent virgin morning.

Whither, whither wouldst thou lead me,
To what place of new enchantment?
Can the day that thou art seeking
Give such rapture as the darkness?

Thou art warm with many kisses,
With the hand clasps of thy lover,
Turn again unto my bosom,
I would have it night for ever!

Composer

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was a British composer and conductor.

Poet

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall

Marguerite Antonia Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 - 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author. She is best known for her novel The Well of Loneliness (1928).

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