Close thine eyes

Charles Cowling

Posted by Vale

I was at a funeral recently when this song by Purcell was played at the committal. We listened to the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, but I couldn’t find their version on You Tube so this is the Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir instead.

Close thine eyes and sleep secure;
Thy soul is safe, thy body sure;
He that loves thee, He that how to buy a cialis keeps
never slumbers, never sleeps.

The quiet conscience in the breast
Has only peace, has only rest;
The music and the mirth of kings
Are out of tune unless she sings;
Then close thine eyes in peace and sleep secure.

There is a lovely, fuller version too. If you are keen you can listen to it here. Worth it to my mind.

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8 years ago

Definitely worth listening to that intro, thank you Vale.

8 years ago
Reply to  Jed

Thanks Jed – Purcell is wonderful isn’t he?