If 'tis joy to wound a lover (Richard Langdon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-11-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: If 'tis joy to wound a lover
Composer: Richard Langdon
Lyricist: Joseph Addison

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1780 Twelve glees, Op.6

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

If 'tis joy to wound a lover,
How much more to give him ease;
When his passion we discover,
O how pleasing 'tis to please.
The bliss returns, and we receive
Transports greater than we give.