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Who will say the world is dying?
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Who will say our prime is past?
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Sparks from Heav'n within us lying,
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Flash, and will flash till the last.
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Fools! who fancy Christ mistaken;
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Man a tool to buy and sell;
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Earth a failure, God forsaken,
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Anteroom of Hell.
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Still the race of Hero spirits
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Pass the lamp from hand to hand;
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Age from age the words inherits
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"Wife and Child, and Fatherland."
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Still the youthful hunter gathers
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Fairy joy from wold and wood;
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He will dare, as dared his fathers,
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Give him cause as good.
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While a slave bewails his fetters,
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While an orphan pleads in vain,
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While an infant lisps his letters,
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Heir of all the ages gain;
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While a lip grows ripe for kissing;
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While a moan from man is wrung;
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Know by ev'ry want and blessing,
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That the world is young.
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General Information

Title: The world's age
Composer: George Alexander Macfarren
Lyricist: Charles Kingsley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 3, no. 116

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Original text and translations

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Who will say the world is dying?
Who will say our prime is past?
Sparks from Heav'n within us lying,
Flash, and will flash till the last.
Fools! who fancy Christ mistaken;
Man a tool to buy and sell;
Earth a failure, God forsaken,
Anteroom of Hell.

Still the race of Hero spirits
Pass the lamp from hand to hand;
Age from age the words inherits
"Wife and Child, and Fatherland."
Still the youthful hunter gathers
Fairy joy from wold and wood;
He will dare, as dared his fathers,
Give him cause as good.

While a slave bewails his fetters,
While an orphan pleads in vain,
While an infant lisps his letters,
Heir of all the ages gain;
While a lip grows ripe for kissing;
While a moan from man is wrung;
Know by ev'ry want and blessing,
That the world is young.