O Pan, delight of nymphs (John Stafford Smith)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-10-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 326 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: O Pan, delight of nymphs
Composer: John Stafford Smith
Lyricist: Atenæus (unknown translator)create page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1782

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Original text and translations

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O Pan, delight of nymphs and swains,
Protector of Arcadian plains,
Who lead'st the frolic dance,
The laughing fair who play the prude,
But fly from thee to be pursu'd,
Their favours to advance.

They love thy rustic oaken reed,
They know thy vigour, force and speed,
And feign a modest fear.
Our jocund strains shall swell for thee,
And render by their mirth and glee
Thy name for ever dear.