John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Gentle swains, unseal your eyes
(S.S.A.T.B.)
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Published in Danby's First Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1785.
Lyrics: Anon

Gentle swains, unseal your eyes,
Beauteous nymphs from slumber rise;
Rise and see the morn appears,
Object of our hopes and fears.

Heav'n upon your labour smiles,
Bids you cease this day from toils;
Bids it sacred be to mirth,
That to the god of love gave birth.