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Sure On This Shining Night


Performance Music: Samuel Barber
Text: James Agee
Composed c. 1938
Published by G. Schirmer

Performed by Thomas Hampson & John Browning




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Sure On This Shining Night

Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.

The late year lies down the north
All is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.

Hearts all whole
Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder wand'ring far alone
Of shadows on the stars.

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