No. 1. To Morning

(1961)

"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.

Please see the entry for the cycle Innocence and Experience for more information.

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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