This is thy hour O Soul


"This is thy hour O Soul" is the third song of Jonathan's Clark Schwabe's song cycle A Clear Midnight.


The audio selection in the player to the right features tenor Jeffrey Brich and the University of Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with Rebecca Burkhardt conducting. It was recorded in 2005 at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, UNI. This track is used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.

This is thy hour O Soul
by Walt Whitman

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, and the stars.

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