The little girl that meets me (James R. Murray)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-21)  CPDL #77467:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 329 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The little girl that meets me
Composer: James R. Murray
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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There’s a little girl that meets me,
And with laughter ever greets me,
And to kiss her, oft entreats me
As I stray,
’Long the path of life so dreary,
Where the saddened heart and weary,
Shades the sunlight shining near me,
On my way.

May the world smile kindly on her,
Benedictions fall upon her,
Angels be her guard of honor
As she goes,
Through this world of ours singing,
Peace to troubled spirits bringing,
And no grief her pure heart wringing
With its woes.

May the sweetest harp in heaven,
Brightest crown that e’er was given,
Where the waves of life are driven
Past the throne,
Echo to her dainty fingers,
On her pure brow ever linger,
While each angel be a singer
Calling home.