There is beauty on the mountain (John Goss)

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  • (Posted 2013-10-31)  CPDL #30466:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2013-10-31).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Novello edition. Revised files uploaded 22/03/20.

General Information

Title: There is beauty on the mountain
Composer: John Goss
Lyricist: Bernard Barton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1882 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 15, no. 428

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Original text and translations

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There is beauty on the mountain,
In the morning's early gleam;
There is beauty in the fountain,
By the moonlight's silv'ry beam.

But more beautiful the splendour
Of thy smile, love, when we meet,
And that dewy eye more tender,
Which can make e'en parting sweet.

There is music in the measure
Of the soaring skylark's lay,
When he hails with eager pleasure
The rising orb of day.

But mine ear would rather listen
To the human voice benign;
And mine eye would soonest glisten,
When that voice, belov'd, is thine.