Swiftly from the mountain's brow Shadows nurs'd by night retire And the peeping sunbeams now Paint with gold the village spire. Sweet the warbling throng on the white emblossom'd spray Nature's universal song Echoes to the rising day.
- by John Cunningham (1729 - 1773) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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), "Swiftly from the mountain's brow" [chorus a cappella], glee [text verified 1 time]
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