The harvest-moon (George J. Webb)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-16)  CPDL #79143:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-16).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 456 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The harvest-moon
Composer: George J. Webb
Lyricist: William Millar
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1847 Wilkins, Carter, & Co.

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Original text and translations

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All hail! thou lovely queen of night,
Bright empress of the sky:
The meekness of the silvery light
Beams gladness on the gazer’s eye:
While from thy peerless throne on high
Thou shinenth bright as cloudless morn,
And biddest the shades of darkness fly
Before the glory, harvest moon.

When stillness deep broods o’er the night,
And weary laborers rest,
How lovely is the scene; how bright
The wood, the lawn, the mountain’s breast,
When thou, fair moon of harvest, hast
Thy radiant glory all unfurled,
And sweetly smilest in the west,
Far down upon the silent world.

Shine on, fair orb of light, and smile,
Till autumn’s passed away,
And labor hath forgot the toil
He bore the summer’s sultry ray:
And when the reapers end the day,
Tired with the burning heat of noon,
They’ll come with spirits light and gay,
And bless thee, lovely harvest moon.