How Happy Now We’ve Met! (William Henry Longhurst)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-10)  CPDL #77170:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 547 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: How Happy Now We’ve Met!
Composer: William Henry Longhurst
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1873 The Musical Standard
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Original text and translations

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How happy now we’ve met,
Our moments pass so sweetly,
We never know regret,
While time rolls on so fleetly;

Bid care and sorrow fly,
And smiling joy come hither,
Why should we heave a sigh?
When thus we’re met together.

How happy now we’ve met,
Our moments pass so sweetly,
We never know regret,
While time rolls on so fleetly;

Before we part tonight,
With feelings light as feather,
May friendship’s pure delight
Bind all our hearts together;

The welcome hours of joy,
From these we ne’er will sever,
But free from care’s alloy
Join hands and hearts for ever.