In deep distress (John Mundy)

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General Information

Title: In deep distress
Composer: John Mundy

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 18

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Original text and translations

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In deep distress to live without delight,
Were such a life as few I think would crave.
In pangs and pains to languish day and night,
Were too, too much for one poor soul to have.
If weal and woe will thus continue strife,
A gentle death were good to cut off such a life.