Author of Light (Thomas Campion)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-28)  CPDL #55199:         
Editor: Joseph Knapicius (submitted 2019-08-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 186 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sacred arranged for one treble voice and viols or string .
  • (Posted 2018-11-22)  CPDL #52281:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Arranged for four voices, a cappella.

General Information

Title: Author of Light
Composer: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: ST
Instruments: Lute

Genre: Sacred

Language: English
First published: 1613 in The First Booke of Ayres, no. 1
Description: First published for one treble voice with Lute accompaniment.

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Original text and translations

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Author of light, revive my dying spright!
Redeeme it from the snares of all-confounding night!
Lord, light me to thy blessed way:
for blinde with worldly vain desires I wander as a stray.
Sunne and Moone, starres and under-lights I see:
But all their glorious beames are mists
and darknesse, being compared to thee.