Busy time this day (George Jeffreys)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-12-24). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 419 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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Original text and translations
Busy time this day, thou may'st go sleep or play,
The groans of infants slain do count thy moments for thee;
And their pain procures thy ease and gain.
But blessed babes, all your laments and woes
Are but like cyph'ring Os. Herod did miss the figure
And til he comes to groan too you cannot signify;
When his precious death shall bide, fixed by your side,
Ye then shall sum unto eternity.