Goddess of the tuneful lyre (John Danby)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Goddess of the tuneful lyre
Composer: John Danby
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796

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Original text and translations

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Goddess of the tuneful lyre,
Who kindlest mortal breasts with heav'nly fire,
On thy vot'ries deign to smile,
And sublunary griefs and cares beguile.

She hears celestial airs resound
And fill with melody the skies around.
My soul transported soars above,
Till lost in strains ecstatic of unbounded love.