When I observe (Thomas Tomkins)
- Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-01-01). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 53 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: When I observe
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Description: See also: Who shall ascend the hill of God?, a later contrafactum of this work
Original text and translations
When I observe those beauty's wonderments,
Mine eyes, how do you burn!
But when those ears, so deaf at my laments,
Mine eyes, how do you mourn!
Then for my torment, Love, this help devise,
Or open her deaf ears, or close mine eyes.