Lo, when back mine eye, pilgrim-like, I cast (Thomas Campion)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-04)  CPDL #63312:       
Editor: Joseph Knapicius (submitted 2021-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lo, when back mine eye, pilgrim-like, I cast
Composer: Thomas Campion
Lyricist: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613 in The First Booke of Ayres, no. 13

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Original text and translations

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Lo, when back mine eye
Pilgrim-like I cast,
What fearful ways I spie
Which, blinded, I securely passed!

But now heaven hath drawn
From my brows that night;
As when the day doth dawn,
So clears my long-imprisoned sight.

Straight the Caves of Hell
Dressed with flowers I see,
Wherein False Pleasures dwell,
That, winning most, most deadly be.