Two Bookes of Ayres:
The First Booke

XI.
by Thomas Campion.

Neuer weather-beaten Saile more willing bent to shore,
Neuer tyred Pilgrims limbs affected slumber more,
Than my wearied spright now longs to flye out of my troubled
       brest :
    O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soule to rest.

Euer-blooming are the ioys of Heau'ns high paradice,
Cold age deafes not there our eares, nor vapour dims our eyes :   
Glory there the Sun outshines, whose beames the blessed
       onely see ;
    O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my spright to thee.




Text source:
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 122.



Music:
"Never Weather-Beaten Saile" by Campion, Thomas.
MIDI sequenced by John Cowles.



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Thomas Campion: Elizabethan Songs







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Ships on a Calm Sea near Land. Detail.
Jan van de Cappelle (c.1624-1679).

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