O had I wings like to a dove, then should I from these troubles fly, to wilderness would I remove, to spend my life, and there to die.
- by William Leighton, Sir (c1565 - 1622) [author's text checked 1 time 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 John Milton the Elder (1563 - 1647), "O had I wings like to a dove", published 1614 [SSAAT chorus a cappella], in the collection The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-08-11
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Word count: 28