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A Good-night

for SSAATTBB a cappella


A Good-night

Details

Theme
Secular
Setting
SSAATTBB a cappella
Composed
Brisbane, 2018
Author of the text
Francis Quarles
Copyright of the text
Public domain
Language
English
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About the poem

A Good-night is a poem by Francis Quarles.

About the poet

Francis Quarles (1592–1644) was an English poet.


A Good-night, by Francis Quarles

Close now thine eyes and rest secure;
Thy soul is safe enough, thy body sure;
He that loves thee, He that keeps
And guards thee, never slumbers, never sleeps.
The smiling conscience in a sleeping breast
Has only peace, has only rest;
The music and the mirth of kings
Are all but very discords, when she sings;
Then close thine eyes and rest secure;
No sleep so sweet as thine, no rest so sure.