There is a jewel (John Wilbye)
- (Posted 2011-08-27) CPDL #24272:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-27). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: There is a jewel
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: A reply to I live, and yet methinks I do not breathe.
Original text and translations
There is a jewel, which no Indian mines
Can buy, no chymic art can counterfeit,
It makes men rich in greatest poverty,
Makes water wine; turns wooden cups to gold;
The homely whistle, to sweet music’s strain.
Seldom it comes, to few from Heaven sent,
That much in little, all in nought content.