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The Last Words of Copernicus 112

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Miss Sarah Lancaster, 1870
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Philip Doddridge, 1755
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
Ye golden lamps of heav'n 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.

YE golden Lamps of Heav'n, farewel [sic],, Stanzas 1 & 2