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8. The morning light flingeth

1 The morning light flingeth
Its wakening ray;
And as the day bringeth
The work of the day,
The happy heart singeth,
Awake, and away!

Awake, awake, and away, away!
Awake, awake, and away, away!
The happy heart singeth,
Awake, and away!

2 No life can be dreary,
When work is delight;
Though evening be weary,
Rest cometh at night,
And all will be cheery,
If faithful and right. [Chorus]

3 When duty is pleasure,
And labour is joy,
How sweet is the leisure
Of ended employ!
Then only can pleasure
Be free from alloy. [Chorus]


Text Information
First Line: The morning light flingeth
Refrain First Line: Awake, awake, and away, away!
Meter: 6s. 5s. with Chorus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1883
Topic: Morning
Tune Information
Meter: 6s. 5s. with Chorus
Key: E♭ Major

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