John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Hark, hark, hark! Wak'd from according lyres
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From Danby's fourth collection of glees, published posthumously "for the benefit of his widow and four infant children".
Lyrics: John Langhorne

Hark, hark, hark!
Wak'd from according lyres the sweet strains flow
In symphony divine; from air to air
The trembling numbers fly; swift bursts away
The flow of joy.
Now swells the flight of praise,
Springs the shrill trump aloft;
The toiling chords
Melodious labour thro' the flying maze;
And the deep bass his strong sounds rolls away,
Majestically sweet.