Sweet lady moon (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-09-19)   CPDL #55385:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sweet lady moon
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: M. Watson

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 213

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Original text and translations

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1  Sweet lady moon, whose lustrous rays
With glory deck the tranquil sky,
How lovely thou! in tender light,
Thou shin'st so calmly fair on high.
The myriad stars that constant train,
With thee in beauty ne'er can vie,
For when thy silv'ry rays are seen,
Their brightness pales, and seems to die,
Sweet lady moon!

2  Sweet lady moon, whose heav'nly eyes
Look down benign on all below,
How sweet the glance of radiant light
Thou dost, in love, on us bestow.
Though veiled, perchance by envious clouds,
That hide awhile thy beauty bright,
Thou shin'st again, while all on earth
Proclaim thee still, the Queen of night!
Sweet lady moon!