Francis Ireland
(c.1722 - 1773)

O lead me to some peaceful gloom
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Francis Ireland was the pen name of Francis Hutcheson, son of the Scottish philosopher of the same name, under which he published his compositions, principally glees and catches.This edition is offered with the top line cleffed for Alto or Tenor, with the pitches identical.
Lyrics: William Collins

O lead me to some peaceful gloom,
Where none but sighing lovers come;
Where shrill trumpets never sound,
But one eternal hush goes round.
There let me soothe my pleasing pain,
And never think of war again.
What glory can a lover have,
To conquer yet be still a slave!