Close thine eyes and sleep secure (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-03-12). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 116 kB Copyright: CPDL
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First published: 1688
Original text and translations
Close thine eyes and sleep secure;
Thy soul is safe, thy body sure;
He that guards thee, he thee keeps,
Who never slumbers, never sleeps.
A quiet conscience in a quiet breast
Has only peace, has only rest:
The music and the mirth of kings
Are out of tune unless she sings;
Then close thine eyes in peace and rest secure,
No sleep so sweet as thine, no rest so sure.