Ah! what avails thy Lover's Pray'r, His Incense clouds the Sky in vain. Nor Wealth nor Greatness was his Care, Thee, thee alone he beg'd to gain. With thee to waste the pleasing Day, When ev'ry Hour in Joy was past, With Love insensibly decay And on thy Bosom breathe my last.
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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 William Jackson (1730 - 1803), "Ah what avails thy lover's pray'r", published  [ vocal duet for two voices and continuo ], from Twelve canzonets, for two voices, no. 11, London, Harrison [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2020-07-10
Line count: 8
Word count: 52