As Torrents in Summer

  • Composer: Edward Elgar 
  • Publisher: Novello
  • Cat No: 16 0079 06
  • Canadian Work: No


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As torrents in summer,
Half dried in their channels,
Suddenly rise, though the
Sky is still cloudless,
For rain has been falling
Far off at their fountains;
So hearts that are fainting
Grow full to o’erflowing,
And they that behold it
Marvel, and know not
That God at their fountains
Far off has been raining!

from The Musician’s Tale; The Saga of King Olof
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow