Sabbath Morning at Sea


aus der Serie: [ Kunst|Lied ] - Sir Edward Elgar, Seapictures


Fotografie, 36cm x 54cm, Künstler-Fineart-Pigmentdruck,

limitierte Auflage 9+2, geprägt, nummeriert, signiert;


Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)



Sabbath Morning at Sea

Text: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)


The ship went on with solemn face;

  To meet the darkness on the deep,

   The solemn ship went onward.

I bowed down weary in the place;

  For parting tears and present sleep

   Had weighed mine eyelids downward.


The new sight, the new wondrous sight!

  The waters around me, turbulent,

   The skies, impassive o'er me,

Calm in a moonless, sunless light,

  As glorified by even the intent

   Of holding the day glory!


Love me, sweet friends, this Sabbath day.

  The sea sings round me while ye roll

   Afar the hymn, unaltered,

And kneel, where once I knelt to pray,

  And bless me deeper in your soul

   Because your voice has faltered.


And though this sabbath comes to me

  Without the stolèd minister,

   And chanting congregation,

God's Spirit shall give comfort. He

  Who brooded soft on waters drear,

   Creator on creation.


He shall assist me to look higher,

He shall assist me to look higher,

  Where keep the saints, with harp and song,

   An endless [endless]1 sabbath morning,

   An endless sabbath morning,

And, on that sea commixed with fire,

And that sea commixed with fire,

  Oft drop their eyelids raised too long

   To the full Godhead's burning.

   The full Godhead's burning.