Sweet love, O cease thy flying (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-03)  CPDL #25526:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright, with minor corrections, and transposed up a tone. Revised files uploaded 18/12/17.

General Information

Title: Sweet love, O cease thy flying
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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Sweet love, O cease thy flying
And pity me now dying.
With haste make thy returning
And quench my restless burning,
That I by you redressed
May be reviv’d, and honour you as blessed.