Lo! here my heart I leave (George Kirbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-25). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 72 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: From the 1891 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, transposed down a major second from the original. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 24/06/19.
Title: Lo! here my heart I leave
Composer: George Kirbye
Original text and translations
Lo! here my heart I leave with her remaining,
That never yet did deign to do me pleasure;
And, when I seek to move her with complaining,
She scorns my sighs and tears, alas, past measure.
Sweet love, O turn her heart at last and joy me,
Or else her deep disdain will soon destroy me.