A thought on death (John Danby)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-17).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 284 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: A thought on death
Composer: John Danby
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1783
Description: This glee gained a Catch Club prize medal in 1783.

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Original text and translations

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And why my soul so loth to take thy flight
To yon blessed regions of the purest light,
Where streams of endless bliss and pleasure flow,
Forever lovely and forever new?