Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Star Spirit

Authors

Sydney Nelson

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1838

Comments

The Star Spirit
Wake daughter of ocean! : a cavatina
The poetry from the poems of John Graham Esqr.
Composed and arranged for the piano forte by S. Nelson

Philadelphia. Published by Fiot, Meignen & Co. 217 Chestnut St.

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Lyrics

Wake daughter of Ocean! Fair child of the Sea
Our fond eyes are weary with watching for thee
Each spirit has wander'd ray like from its sphere
To rest on thy bosom why art thou not here?


We have chained the rude zephyrs that daringly sip
As they [ ] at eve, the ripe dew from thy lip
Heavn's light floweth down like a fount on the sea
It calls us afar but we linger for thee

Wake daughter of Ocean! Fair child of the Sea
Our fond eyes are weary with watching for thee
Each spirit has wander'd ray like from its sphere
To rest on thy bosom why art thou not here?

Oh bright is the track of our pathway above
But the cold earth is brighter when hallow'd by love
And the star spirit bends from his desolate shrine
Sweet maid of the waters to worship at thine!

Wake daughter of Ocean! Fair child of the Sea
Our fond eyes are weary with watching for thee
Each spirit has wander'd ray like from its sphere
To rest on thy bosom why art thou not here?




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