Great God of love (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-27)  CPDL #77600:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 457 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-11-29)  CPDL #56120:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2013-06-26)  CPDL #29523:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2013-06-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score updated with corrections 31/10/2020

General Information

Title: Great God of love
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularPartsongMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1840
    2nd published: 1877 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 295

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Original text and translations

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Great God of love, some pity show,
On Amarillis bend Thy bow;
Do Thou, we pray, her soul inspire,
And make her feel the self-same fire,
that wastes her lover's heart away.