Doth not my lady come (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #77959:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 382 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-07-14)  CPDL #54779:        
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-14).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Doth not my lady come
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: William Cox Bennett

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1871 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 140

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Original text and translations

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Hear, hear, on ye we call,
O joys, O high delights,
Ye sounds, ye sweetest sights,
We need, we need ye all,
Thou grief, thou care be dumb
Doth not my Lady come.

Ope, ope ye dreaming blooms,
Ye vernal stars appear,
All charmèd airs be near,
Rise, rise ye faint perfumes,
Thou grief, thou care be dumb
Doth not my Lady come.