Sweet Trinity (II), The
DESCRIPTION: "A hunter early ranging Along the forest wild Saw o'er the greensward tripping, tripping, tripping, Three maidens fair and mild." (x2). They are Faith, Love, and Hope. They say to pick one. He asks "why must two depart" and begs them to "share my heart"
AUTHOR: unknown; Theodore Frelinghuysen Seward's 1872 collection "The Coronation" says only that it is "arr. from the German"
EARLIEST DATE: 1872 (Seward); hymnary.org cites it as from 1870 under the title "The Hunter's Prize" but appears to have no other information
KEYWORDS: religious courting nonballad hunting
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #93, "The Sweet Trinity" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The grouping of Faith, Hope, and Love (charity; agape) is famously found in 1 Corinthians 13:13 -- but they are not called a "trinity"; the "holy trinity" is of course Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. - RBW
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