Set by John Mitchell (1941-) op. 1 (1964, 1977).
Text by William Blake (1757-1827)
O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heaven'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
Roused like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin'd feet appear upon our hills.
O radiant morning, appear on our hills.