Blow breezes o’er the flow’ry lea (George J. Bennett)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75596:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 374 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Blow breezes o’er the flow’ry lea
Composer: George J. Bennett
Lyricist: William Whiting
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1883 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Blow breezes o’er the flowery lea,
    The whispers of my heart;
There wild thyme to the honey bee
    Its sweet soul doth impart.
O wind of love! catch on thy wing
    The light that floods the sky;
When day is setting to her bring
    My love’s soft lullaby.

Soft gales waft over her,
    Spirits of day!
With your wings cover her,
    Guide her alway;
Watch o’er her weariness,
    Spirits of light!
Over her couch of peace,
    Sing ye good night!