The sun that sets again (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-03).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The sun that sets again
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Elizabeth Cartercreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1784

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Original text and translations

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The sun that sets again shall gild the skies,
The faded plain reviving flow'rs shall grace;
But hopeless fall, no more on earth to rise,
The transitory forms of human race.
Thus, tho' relentless death should all destroy
That's form'd for mighty deeds, for love and joy;
And tho' to dust their mortal part we give,
Their fame, in triumph, shall through ages live.