Peter Valton
(c.1740 - 1784)

Peace, thou white robed child of light
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The words are tentatively attributed to Francis Hopkinson and derive from the "Dialogue &c. for the Commencement in the College of Philadelphia, May 30th, 1765".

Valton was an English musician, trained by Boyce, assistant organist at the Chapel Royal and at Westminster Abbey, and organist of St George's, Hanover Square (Handel's post), who emigrated to the United States before the Declaration of Independence.
Lyrics: (?) Francis Hopkinson

Peace, thou white rob'd child of light,
Thine is every softer scene;
Young-ey'd pleasure, gay delight,
Still attend thy sylvan reign.
Where e'er thou deign'st to be a guest,
Corroding care forsakes the breast.