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by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620)
Seeke the Lord, and in his wayes perseuer
Seeke the Lord, and in his wayes perseuer. O faint not, but as Eagles flye ; For his steepe hill is high ; Then striuing gaine the top, and triumph euer. When with glory there thy browes are crowned, New ioys so shall abound in thee, Such sights thy soule shall see, That worldly thoughts shall by their beames be drowned. Farewell, World, thou masse of meere confusion, False light, with many shadowes dimm'd, Old Witch, with new foyles trimm'd, Thou deadly sleepe of soule, and charm'd illusion. I the King will seeke, of Kings adored ; Spring of light, tree of grace and blisse, Whose fruit so sou'raigne is That all who taste it are from death restored.
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "Seeke the Lord, and in his wayes perseuer", published c1613, from the collection Two Bookes of Ayres - The First Booke, no. 18. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2007-11-16
Line count: 16
Word count: 119