Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: David Charles Abell Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bring Him Home - Colm Wilkinson (Valjean)
Come To Me/Fantine's Death - Ruthie Hensall (Fantine) - and Colm Wilkinson
Bring Him Home God on high Hear my prayer In my need You have always been there
He is young He's afraid Let him rest Heaven blessed. Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home.
He's like the son I might have known If God had granted me a son. The summers die One by one How soon they fly On and on And I am old And will be gone.
Bring him peace Bring him joy He is young He is only a boy
You can take You can give Let him be Let him live If I die, let me die Let him live Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home.
Come To Me [Fantine is lying in a hospital bed, deliriously dreaming of her daughter Cosette.]
Fantine - Cosette, it's turned so cold Cosette, it's past your bedtime You've played the day away And soon it will be night. Come to me, Cosette, the light is fading Don't you see the evening star appearing? Come to me, and rest against my shoulder How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder. Hurry near, another day is dying Don't you hear, the winter wind is crying? There's a darkness which comes without a warning But I will sing you lullabies and wake you in the morning.
[Valjean enters.] Valjean - Oh, Fantine, our time is running out But Fantine, I swear this on my life
Fantine - Look, Monsineur, where all the children play Valjean - Be at peace, be at peace evermore. Fantine - My Cosette... Valjean - Shall live in my protection Fantine - Take her now Valjean- Your child will want for nothing Fantine - Good Monsieur, you come from God in Heaven.
Valjean - And none will ever harm Cosette As long as I am living.
Fantine - Take my hand, The night grows even colder.
Valjean - Then I will keep you warm. Fantine - Take my child, I give her to your keeping. Valjean - Take shelter from the storm
Fantine - For God's sake, please stay till I am sleeping And tell Cosette I love her And I'll see her when I wake... [She dies with a smile.]