Let not the sluggish sleep (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Oct 08.
Title: Let not the sluggish sleep
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
Let not the sluggish sleepe
close up thy waking eye,
Untill with judgement deepe
thy daily deedes thou try.
Hee that one sinne in conscience keepes
when he to quiet goes,
More ventrous is then he that sleepes,
With twentie mortall foes.