Peace, thou white robed child of light (Peter Valton)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Peace, thou white robed child of light
Composer: Peter Valton
Lyricist: (?) Francis Hopkinsoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775 in Warren's Collection of vocal harmony
Description: The words are tentatively attributed to Francis Hopkinson and derive from the "Dialogue &c. for the Commencement in the College of Philadelphia, May 30th, 1765".

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Original text and translations

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Peace, thou white rob'd child of light,
Thine is every softer scene;
Young-ey'd pleasure, gay delight,
Still attend thy sylvan reign.
Where e'er thou deign'st to be a guest,
Corroding care forsakes the breast.