Lovely art Thou (Francis Edward Gladstone)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-20)  CPDL #76499:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 400 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lovely art Thou
Composer: Francis Edward Gladstone
Lyricist: Walter Goalen
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1872 The Musical Standard

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Original text and translations

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Lovely art thou in the dance,
Spirit of light,
Tripping in fairylike trance,
On through the night,
Chaining thy rapturous glance,
Unto thy sight.

Lovely art thou in the grove,
Nymph of the wood;
Queen of the roses of love,
Laughter imbued,
Hiding the innocent dove
Under thy snood.

Lovely art thou in the home,
Maiden divine,
Raising thine eyes— as the foam
Brightly that shine—
Where they no longer need roam,
Fixed upon mine.