Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 26, by THOMAS CAMPION

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First Line: What hearts content can he find
Last Line: His steadfast heart that is ...
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life

WHAT heart's content can he find,
What happy sleeps can his eyes embrace,
That bears a guilty mind?
His taste sweet wines will abhor:
No music's sound can appease the thoughts
That wicked deeds deplore.
The passion of a present fear
Still makes his restless motion there;
And all the day he dreads the night,
And all the night, as one aghast, he fears the morning light.

But he that loves to be loved,
And in his deeds doth adore heaven's power.
And is with pity moved;
The night gives rest to his heart,
The cheerful beams do awake his soul,
Revived in every part.
He lives a comfort to his friends,
And heaven to him such blessing sends
That fear of hell cannot dismay
His steadfast heart that is ...

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