Oh say not that my heart is cold (Henry Thomas Smart)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-21). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 87 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a semitone to C major. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-21). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 88 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: At original pitch. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
1 Oh say not that my heart is cold
To aught that once could warm it,
That Nature's form, so dear of old,
No more hath power to charm it,
Or that the selfish world can chill
One glow of fond emotion,
For those who made it dearer still,
And shared my wild devotion.
2 Still oft those solemn scenes I view
In wrapt and dreamy sadness,
Oft look on those who loved them too
With fancy's idle gladness;
Again I long to view the light
In Nature's features glowing,
Again to tread the mountain's height,
And taste the soul's o'erflowing.