Oh! Sweetest of thy lovely race (Samuel Webbe)

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Title: Oh! Sweetest of thy lovely race
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Newburgh Hamilton ?

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1800

Description: "A collection of new glees composed by John Sale, etc." London, c.1800. The text is taken from no. 23 of Handel's oratorio Susanna, with some alteration. The original is shown in [].
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Original text and translations

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Oh! Sweetest of thy lovely race,
Unveil thy matchless charms,
Let me adore that angel's face
And fold thee in my arms.
Thy bosom let my tortures move
To grant the just returns of love.