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My life's delight

by Roger Quilter From Seven Elizabethan Lyrics (1908) Op. 12

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My life's delight
English source: Thomas Campion

Come, O come, my life’s delight!
Let me not in languor pine:
Love loves no delay, thy sight
The more enjoyed, the more divine.
O come, and take from me
The pain of being deprived of thee.

Thou all sweetness dost enclose,
Like a little world of bliss:
Beauty guards thy looks: the rose
In them pure and eternal is.
Come then! and make thy flight
As swift to me as heavenly light!


Roger Quilter

Roger Cuthbert Quilter was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.


Thomas Campion

Thomas Campion was an English composer, poet, and physician. 


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