Sweet Spring is coming (Wm. T. Belcher )

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75567:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 622 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sweet Spring is coming
Composer: Wm. T. Belcher
Lyricist: George Linnæus Banks
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1859 W. T. Belcher & H. J. Jewell

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Original text and translations

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Sweet Spring is coming—
    Coming through the dell;
Zephyrs are humming
    Winters long farewell;
Primroses springing,
    Deck the verdant lea,
Glad birds are singing
    On the hawthorn tree;
In mid-heaven shining,
    Joy the Sun doth bring,
All life combining
    Welcome in the Spring.
        Sweet Spring is coming—
        Coming o’er the wild;
        Sweet Spring is coming
        Like a fairy child.

Sweet Spring is coming—
    Coming through the dell;
Young bees are humming,
    Waiting the bluebell;
Buttercups golden
    Peep adown the vale;
Violets, un-folden,
    Scent the passing gale;
Blithely the Cuckoo
    In the woods is heard,
Singing, “Cuckoo, cuckoo,”
    Bless the wandering bird!
        Sweet Spring is coming—
        Coming in her pride;
        Sweet Spring is coming
        Like a blushing bride!