Gentle winds around her hover (Louis Emanuel)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76297:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 609 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Gentle winds around her hover
Composer: Louis Emanuel
Lyricist: Joseph Edwards Carpenter
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Gentle winds around her hover,
Seek the bower where she sleeps,
Whisper, zephyrs, how I love her,
Tho’ my lip still silent keeps;
Tell her that my peace is flown,
Say my heart is all her own;
Mingle, zephyrs, with her sigh,
Bid her let me hope or die.

Gentle moon that shin’st above her,
In yon dark blue vault afar,
Whisper, softly, how I love her,
Say she is my guiding star;
Let thy pure and holy beams
Fall upon her while she dreams,
Murmur, moonbeams, how I sigh,—
But for her I live— or die!