|This is the third song of nine in the
group of songs called "Chamber Music".
Nine Love Poems in a very romantic, fanciful language written by James Joyce in 1907.
Moderately difficult with chromatic changes and close harmonies.
From the collection of 36 love poems called "Chamber Music" published in 1907.
The full collection of nine songs is also available. see Chamber Music
|At that hour when all things have repose,
O lonely watcher of the skies,
Do you hear the night wind and the sighs
Of harps playing unto Love to unclose
The pale gates of sunrise?
When all things repose, do you alone
Awake to hear the sweet harps play
To Love before him on his way,
| And the night wind answering in antiphon
Till night is overgone?
Play on, invisible harps, unto Love,
Whose way in heaven is aglow
At that hour when soft lights come and go,
Soft sweet music in the air above
And in the earth below.