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Little boy lost and found

Set by Rudolph T. Werther (1896 - 1986), "Little boy lost and found", 1960 [voice and piano], from Song Cycle : On Children, no. 4. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

``Father! father! where are you going? 
O do not walk so fast. 
Speak, father, speak to your little boy, 
Or else I shall be lost.'' 

The night was dark, no father was there; 
The child was wet with dew; 
The mire was deep, & the child did weep, 
And away the vapour flew.

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Submitted by Ahmed E. Ismail

The little boy lost in the lonely fen,
Led by the wand'ring light,
Began to cry; but God, ever nigh,
Appear'd like his father, in white.

He kissed the child, and by the hand led,
And to his mother brought,
Who in sorrow pale, thro' the lonely dale,
Her little boy weeping sought.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]