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No. 27: FINALE ACT III
"With joy abiding"


Princess.
With joy abiding,
Together gliding
Through life's variety,
In sweet society,
And thus enthroning
The love I'm owning,
On this atoning
I will rely!

Chorus.
It were profanity
For poor humanity
To treat as vanity
The sway of Love.
In no locality
Or principality
Is our mortality
Its sway above!

Hilarion.
When day is fading,
With serenading
And such frivolity
Of tender quality —
With scented showers
Of fairest flowers,
The happy hours
Will gaily fly!
The happy hours will gaily fly!

Chorus.
It were profanity
For poor humanity
To treat as vanity
The sway of Love.
In no locality
Or principality
Is our mortality
Its sway above!
Hilarion (James Hay) &
Princess Ida (Sylvia Cecil), 1919
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Princess & Hilarion. Soprano I. Soprano II, Tenor & Bass.
  In no locality
Or principality
Is our mortality
Its sway above!
Its sway above!
With scented showers
Of fairest flowers,
The happy hours
Will gaily fly!
  Its sway above!

All.
In no locality,
Or principality,
Is our mortality
Above the sway of love!

CURTAIN.

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