Adieu, ye soft scenes (Samuel Wesley)

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General Information

Title: Adieu, ye soft scenes
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published:
Description: A serious glee, finished September 25th, 1783.

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Original text and translations

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Adieu, ye soft scenes of delight,
Which the heart in an ecstasy join'd;
For ever remov'd from my sight,
But for ever impress'd on my mind.

Ye hours that so joyfully flow
Unalloy'd, unattended with pain;
Dear hours, I must bid you adieu,
For I never shall see you again.

But Fancy shall picture the rest,
And the mem'ry too often repair;
To sigh in the spot she was blest,
Sweet Fancy shall soften her care.

She shall bring me the white-colour'd hours,
In carol and pleasure array'd;
She shall dress a gay future with flow'rs,
And the muses shall hallow the shade.