United Sacred Harp Convention - The Last Words of Copernicus (The Sacred Harp 112). Recorded by Alan Lomax on his “Southern Journey,” September 12th, 1959.
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ye golden lamps of heaven, farewell,
with all your feeble light
farewell, thou ever-changing moon,
pale empress of the night
and thou, refulgent orb if day
in brighter flames arrayed—
my soul, which springs beyond thy sphere,
no more demands thy aid