Author of Light (Thomas Campion)
- Editor: Joseph Knapicius (submitted 2019-08-28). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 186 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reintroduced to 4 viols or string quartet. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-22). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 294 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: Four voices.
Title: Author of Light
Composer: Thomas Campion
First published: 1613 in Two Bookes of Ayres
Description: First published for one treble voice with lute accompaniment.
Original text and translations
Author of light, revive my dying spright!
Redeeme it from the snares of all-confounding night!
Lord, light me to thy blessed way:
for blinde with worldly vain desires I wander as a stray.
Sunne and Moone, starres and under-lights I see:
But all their glorious beames are mists
and darknesse, being compared to thee.