A Finland love song (Henry Hiles)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-27)  CPDL #76739:     
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General Information

Title: A Finland love song

Composer: Henry Hiles
Lyricist: Thomas Moore

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 3, no. 87

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Original text and translations

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I saw the moon rise clear,
 O'er hills and dales of snow,
Nor told my fleet reindeer
 The way I wished to go;
But quick he bounded forth,
 For well my reindeer knew
I've but one path on earth
 That path which leads to you.
The gloom that winter cast,
 How soon the heart forgets,
When summer brings, at last,
 Her sun that never sets.
So dawned my love for you,
 And chasing ev'ry pain
Than summer sun more true
'Twill never set again.