Sweet muse inspire thy suppliant bard (Thomas Arne)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-11-08). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 280 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: c.1778 Warren's fifteenth collection
Original text and translations
Sweet muse inspire thy suppliant bard,
Heroic ardour to record.
In vain the fervent prayer I move.
Hark! Every echo whispers love;
I'll raise the theme to acts renowned.
Ah, no! 'Tis love, no other sound.
Farewell then, patriot, hero, king,
My muse of nought but love can sing.