Sunrise (op. 58, no. 2)

(1899)

"Sunrise is the second song in Edward MacDowell's Three Songs, Op. 58. MacDowell wrote the text himself.

Sunrise
by Edward MacDowell


Sunrise gilds the crested sea
That mocks grim Oban's might
But at his feet sways sullenly
A ship that died 'the night.


The ocean's breast doth throb no more
For such a wreck as she.
The rocks gnaw at her broken heart;
The sun shines pit'lessly.


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