O Hope! thou Soother sweet of human Woes! how shall I lure thee to my Haunts forlorn for me wilt thou renew the wither'd Rose and clear my painful Path of pointed Thorn. Oh come sweet Nymph in smiles and softness drest like the young Hours that lead the tender year Enchantress come and charm my cares to Rest. Alas the flatt'rer flies and will not hear.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Samuel Webbe (1740 - 1815), "O Hope, thou Soother sweet of human Woes!" [chorus a cappella], glee [text verified 1 time]
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