Sweet content (Wilson G. Smith)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #78030:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 327 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sweet content
Composer: Wilson G. Smith
Lyricist: Thomas Dekker
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 C. C. Birchard & Co.

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Original text and translations

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Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumber?
O sweet content.
Art thou rich, yet is thy mind perplexed?
O punishment.
Dost laugh to see how fools are vexed
To add to golden numbers, numbers?
O sweet content.

Canst thou drink the waters of the crisped spring?
O sweet content.
Swim’st in wealth, yet sink’st thou in thine own tears?
O punishment.
Then he that patiently wants burden bears,
No burden bears but is a king.
O sweet content.