Build thee more stately mansions (Arthur Farwell)

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  • (Posted 2024-01-22)  CPDL #78843:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-01-22).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 459 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Build thee more stately mansions
Composer: Arthur Farwell
Lyricist: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1901  C.C. Birchard & Co.

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Original text and translations

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From “The Chambered Nautilus”

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!