Tobias Hume

Cease leaden slumber

Cease leaden slumber
my Genius presents the cause
of sweet musickes meaning
now which breedes my soules content,
and bids my Muse awake, awake,
to heare sweete musickes note,
to heare sweete musickes note that cheerefully, cheerefully, cheerefully
glads me so cheerefully.

Me thoughts as I lay sleeping,
dreames did enchaunt me
with the prayse of musicke
and her worth and her eternisht fame,
but now I finde indeed
my leaden windowes open,
my leaden windowes open
that cheerefully, cheerefully, cheerefully
comforts full cheerefully.

Night gloomy vaile to the morn
dreames affright, no more, no more
where sweet musicke is now still appearing,
leave passions to perplexe,
for now my soule, my soule delights
in musickes harmony,
in musickes harmony,
whose heavenly noise, heavenly noise, heavenly noise,
glads soles with tongue and voice,
for now my soule delights,
for now my soule delights
in heavenly noise, heavenly noise, heavenly noise
of musickes sweetest joyes.

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