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To Miss Frances Smart, Malvern

The Shower
Henry Vaughan (1622 – 1695) Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

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weep O er my hard heart, that s bound up and a sleep; Per haps at last,
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sun shine af ter rain, a sun shine af ter rain.

      
  
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sun shine af ter rain, a sun shine af ter rain.

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sun shine, a sun shine af ter rain, af ter rain.


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sun shine af ter rain, God would give a sun shine af ter rain.

Revision 1.0 – 14. 06. 2014. Edition by Peter Rottländer