No. 1. To Morning

"To Morning" is the first song in Frank Lewin's song cycle Innocence and Experience, which sets seven texts of William Blake with two instrumental interludes.

Date: 1961Composer: Frank LewinText: William BlakeSong Collection: Innocence and Experience

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To Morning
by William Blake

O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heaven’s golden gates, and issue forth!
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honied dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning, salute the sun,
Rouz’d like a huntsman to the chace, and, with
Thy buskin’d feet, appear upon our hills.

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The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

By William Blake

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