Chimes, Op. 54, no. 2

(1915)

"Chimes," Op. 54, no. 2 sets the text of English poet Alice Meynell. The song was composed by Margaret Ruthven Lang.

Chimes
by Alice Meynell


Brief, on a flying night,
From the shaken tower
A flock of bells take flight,
And go with the hour.

Like birds from the cote to the gales,
Abrupt—O hark!
A fleet of bells set sails,
And go to the dark.

Sudden the cold airs swing.
Alone, aloud,
A verse of bells takes wing
And flies with the cloud.


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