To love I wake the silver string (Samuel Webbe)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-29). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 139 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Club no.70
Original text and translations
To love I wake the silver string,
And of his soft dominion sing.
A wreath of flowers adorn his brow,
The sweetest, fairest flowers that blow.
All mortals own his mighty sway,
And him the gods above obey.
Anacreon Ode LXVIII
- Translation by Francis Fawkes