Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven, And [with divinest contemplation]1 use Thy time, [when]2 time's eternity is given, And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse; But down in [darkness]3 let them lie; So live thy better, let thy worse thoughts die.[ ... ]
Rise, O my soul
Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.
- by Walter Raleigh, Sir (1552? - 1618), "Hymn" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
1 omitted by Dyson.
2 Dyson: "where"
3 Dyson: "midnight darkness"
Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson
To Musicke bent is my retyred minde, And faine would I some song of pleasure sing ; But in vaine ioys no comfort now I finde, From heau'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring. Thy power, O God, thy mercies, to record, Will sweeten eu'ry note and eu'ry word. All earthly pompe or beauty to expresse, Is but to carue in snow, on waues to write. Celestiall things, though men conceiue them lesse, Yet fullest are they in themselues of light : Such beames they yeeld as know no meanes to dye, Such heate they cast as lifts the Spirit high.
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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O make us apt to seek, and quick to find, Thou God, most kind: Give us Love, Hope and Faith in thee to trust, Thou God, most just: Remit all our offences, we intreat, Most Good, most Great: Grant that our willing though unworthy quest May, through thy Grace, admit us 'mongst the blest.
- by Thomas Heywood (?1574 - 1641) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in mine eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in mine heart, and in my thinking; God be at [my end, and in]1 my departing.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , appears in Sarum Primer, first published 1558 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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1 Dyson: "mine end, and at"
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