When hands meet (Ciro Pinsuti)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-28)  CPDL #77682:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 490 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: When hands meet
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Lyricist: Edward Oxenford
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1876 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

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When hands meet that have not met
For many sorrow-laden years;
When hearts greet that ne’er forget
Days of joy and hopes and fears;
Time has fled, but love is true,
Aye, though ages pass away;
Years are dead, but where it grew,
Love is found to grow today!

Sighs of youth,– heart-given sighs,
Breathed in days gone by in vain,
Come, in truth, a sweet surprise!
When hands meet yet once again!
When hands meet that have not met
For many sorrow-laden years;
Fond hearts greet and soon forget
Long days of sad and bitter tears!