The joys of spring (William G. Wood)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78352:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 589 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The joys of spring
Composer: William G. Wood
Lyricist: T. Earpcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1880 J. W. Wood

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Original text and translations

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Come let us sing
The joys of Spring,
Whose welcome step is near:
With bud and blossom doth she bring
New hopes to glad the year;
Before her dance the golden hours,
And in her merry train,
Like spirits bright, the buried flowers
Have sprung to life again:
With melody the woods resound,
And fragrant breezes play,
Where sunbeams flash their glory round
Her pageant on its way.

With song ’tis meet
Fair Spring to greet,
Our thankfulness to prove,
For well we know her presence sweet
Brings beauty, life, and love.

Come let us sing
The joys of Spring,
And all her blessings own;
Let music fall from dulcet string,
And reed of sweetest tone.
Soon will the bloom on hawthorn spray,
Be white as lingering snow,
And soon will meadow flowers be gay,
Where ruddy milkmaids go.
The lark is high and trilling clear,
And sweet empyrean strain,
He feels the springtide drawing near,
And mates and sings again, sings again.