583a. Sunset and evening star

1 Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

2 Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For, though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Text Information
First Line: Sunset and evening star
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Christian Life: Time, Death, Eternity; Crossing the Bar; Death: Crossing the Bar (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Sir J. F. Bridge, 1844-
Meter: P.M.
Key: C Major

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