Witness, ye heavens (Giles Farnaby)
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Title: Witness, ye heavens
Composer: Giles Farnaby
Published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices.
Original text and translations
Witness ye heav'ns, I vow to love the fairest,
To love, but how? For virtue, not for lust.
Why? Because she is the rarest.
Come life, come death, in her I only trust;
Hap death, hap life, I force not which betide me,
By her I live, from death I cannot hide me.