Finzi, Gerald: My lovely one

My lovely one (1948)

My lovely one,
I fain would love thee much,
But all my Love is none at all I see;
Oh, let thy Beauty give a glorious touch
Upon my Heart, and melt to Love for thee.
Whose loveliness excels what love can be.

Words: Edward Taylor (1642–1729)
Music: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)