The Last Words of Copernicus 112
Tune: Miss Sarah Lancaster, 1869
Alto: Miss Minnie Floyd, 1902
Lyrics: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Ye golden lamps of heavín, farewell,
With all your feeble light,
Farewell, thou ever changing moon,
Pale empress of the night.
And thou, refulgent orb of day,
In brighter flames arrayed,
My soul which springs beyond thy sphere,
No more demands thy aid.
For The Organ, a weekly newspaper in Hamilton, Georgia, edited by B. F. White.