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Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite - John Dowland

This song by John Dowland was published in "The First Booke of Songs or Ayres" (1597). The beautiful, but melancholy, song is here played on the carillon by David Christensen.

Come again, sweet love doth now invite
Thy graces that refrain
To do me due delight,
To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die,
With thee again in sweetest sympathy.

Come again, that I may cease to morn
Through thy unkind disdain,
For now left and forlorn
I sit, I sigh, I weep, I faint, I die
In deadly pain and endless misery.

All the day the sun that lends me shine
By frowns doth cause me pine,
And feeds me with delay;
Her smiles, my springs that makes my joy to grow,
Her frowns the winter of my woe.

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