Love and beauty (William Henry Bell)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-08-04). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 160 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1903 Novello's Part-songs (2nd series) no.915
Original text and translations
Pretty twinkling starry eyes,
How did nature first devise
Such a sparkling in your sight
As to give Love such delight,
As to make him like a fly,
Play with looks until he die?
sure ye were not made at first
For such mischief to be curst;
As to kill affection's care
That doth only truth declare;
Where worth's wonders never wither,
Love and Beauty live together.
Blessed eyes, then give your blessing,
That in passion's best expressing;
Love that only lives to grace ye,
May not suffer pride deface ye;
But in gentle thought's directions,
Show the power of your perfections,
Pretty sparkling starry eyes.