Rest, sad eyes (Jeremy Rawson)

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  • (Posted 2009-08-24)  CPDL #20041:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2009-08-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Rest, Sad Eyes
Composer: Jeremy Rawson
Lyricist: Anonymous, c. 1600

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2009
Description: A setting of an anonymous 17th century poem for three-part unaccompanied choir.

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Original text and translations

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Weep you no more, sad fountains;
 What need you flow so fast?
Look how the snowy mountains
 Heaven's sun doth gently waste!
But my sun's heavenly eyes,
 View not your weeping,
 That now lies sleeping
 Softly, now softly lies

Sleep is a reconciling,
 A rest that peace begets;
Doth not the sun rise smiling
 When fair at even he sets?
Rest you then, sad eyes!
 Melt not in weeping,
 While she lies sleeping,
 Softly, now softly lies