Ye gods, give that social delight (James Hook)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-05-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Ye gods, give that social delight
Composer: James Hook
Lyricist: The words by a ladycreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSB and TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796

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Original text and translations

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Ye gods, give that social delight
That brightens the radiance of morn;
Bring the friends of my heart to my sight,
Let smiles their fresh beauties adorn.

In a circle of friends link'd around,
United by friendship and love,
In such circles a magic is found
To emulate blessings above.