Who loves this life (Richard Allison)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-07-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Who loves this life
Composer: Richard Allison
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAB
Genre: SacredMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 in An Howres Recreation in Musicke, no. 8

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Original text and translations

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Who loves this life, from love his love doth err,
And choosing dross rich treasure doth deny,
Leaving the pearl, Christ's counsel to prefer
With selling all we have the same to buy.
O happy soul that doth disclose a sum
To gain a kingdom in the life to come.