Lover’s Song (Frederick A. W. Docker)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-10)  CPDL #76205:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-10).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 651 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lover’s Song
Composer: Frederick A. W. Docker
Lyricist: Frederic William Henry Myers
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1886 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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thank thee, dear, for words that fleet,
For looks that long endure,
For all caresses simply sweet
And passionately pure;

For blushes mutely understood,
For silence and for sighs,
For all the yearning womanhood
Of grey love-laden eyes.

Oh how in words to tell the rest?
My bird, my child, my dove!
Behold I render best for best,
I bring thee love for love.

Oh give to God the love again
Which had from Him its birth,—
Oh bless Him, for He sent the twain
Together on the earth.