Charles Wood: Never weather-beaten Sail

Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore,
never tirèd pilgrims limbs affected slumber more,
Than my sprite now longs to fly out of my troubled breast:
O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest!

Ever blooming are the joys of heaven's high Paradise,
Cold age deafs not there our ears nor vapour dims our eyes:
Glory there the sun out-shines; whose beams the Blessèd only see:
O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my sprite to Thee!

Performance by Laetitia Nova [YouTube

Laetitia Nova is a vocal ensemble with Japanese singers, established in 1994. Main repertoire is Renaissance church and secular music. Laetitia Nova is a Latin word that means 'new delight'.