Jackson, Gabriel: To Morning

To Morning (2007)

O Holy virgin! In purest white,
Unlock heav’n’s golden gates, and issue forth;
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey’d dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning, salute the sun
Rous’d like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin’d feet, appear upon our hills.

Words: William Blake (1757–1827)
Music: Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)