"Homeward" is the second song of David Leisner's song cycle Outdoor Shadows, which sets the poetry of Robert Francis.

Date: 1985Composer: David LeisnerText: Robert FrancisSong Collection: Outdoor Shadows

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by Robert Francis

Sun that gives the world its color,
Turn me darker, deeper, duller.

Make the clouds white, and the foam.
Make me brown as fresh-turned loam.

Save whiteness for sky and sea.
Give the tan of earth to me.

Blend me to the hue of loam.
Turn me homeward, turn me home.

Sheet Music

Outdoor Shadows

Composer(s): David Leisner

Song(s): 1. Slow
2. Homeward
3. Yes, What?
4. Seagulls
5. Sing a Song of Juniper

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