While I listen to thy voice (Robert Cooke)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-10). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 260 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: 1790 Warren's twenty-seventh collection
Original text and translations
While I listen to thy voice, Chloris,
I feel my life decay. That pow'rful noise
Calls my fleeting soul away.
Oh, suppress that magic sound
Which destroys without a wound.
Peace, Chloris, peace, or singing die,
That together you and I
To heav'n may go. For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is that they sing and love.