Now flowres (Thomas Ravenscroft)
Title: Now Flowres
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Published: 1611 in Melismata, No. 2.
Description: One voice only.
Original text and translations
Now flowres your odours breath,
And all the ayre perfume,
Grow in this honor'd wreath,
And with no stormes consume.
Hayle and welcome her
Thou glorie of our greene,
Receive this flowrie Spheare
And bee the Shepheards Queene.
O kneele and doe her homage now
O now that cals our hearts like fate
Now rise, your humble bosomes bow,
And leade her to her state.