The sun is careering in glory and might (Walter Battison Haynes)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-26)  CPDL #76708:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 561 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The sun is careering in glory and might
Composer: Walter Battison Haynes
Lyricist: Mary Russell Mitford
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

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The sun is careering in glory and might,
Mid the deep blue sky and the cloudlets white;
The bright wave is tossing its foam on high,
And the summer breezes go lightly, by;
The air and the water dance glitter, and play—
And why should not I be as merry as they?

The linnet is singing the wild wood through,
The fawn’s bounding footstep skims over the dew;
The butterfly flits round the flow’ring tree,
And the cowslip and bluebell are bent by the bee.
All creatures that dwell in the forest are gay—
And why should not I be as merry as they?