The Year's at the Spring (op. 44, no. 1)


"The Year's at the Spring" is the first song in Beach's Three Browning Songs, op. 44. While the second song of this cycle, "Ah, Love, But a Day" has been compared of the songs of Brahms, this first song of the cycle is less chromatic and has been compared to the songs of Schubert.

The Year's at the Spring
by Robert Browning

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven--
All's right with the world!

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