How pleasing is the voice (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
1 How pleasing is the voice
Of God, our heavenly king,
Who bids the frosts retire,
And wakes the lovely Spring!
The mild wind blows; bright suns arise,
And beauty glowsthrough earth and skies.
2 The morn, with glory crowned,
His hand arrays in smiles:
He bids the eve decline,
Rejoicing o'er the hills:
The evening breeze his breath perfumes,
In flowers and trees his beauty blooms.
3 With life he clothes the spring,
The earth with summer warms,
He spreads the autumnal feast,
And rides on wintry storms:
Through all appear his gifts divine,
And round the year his glories shine.