Robert Cooke
(1768 - 1814)

While I listen to thy voice
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Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the twenty-seventh collection.
Lyrics: Edmund Waller

While I listen to thy voice, Chloris,
I feel my life decay. That pow'rful noise
Calls my fleeting soul away.
Oh, suppress that magic sound
Which destroys without a wound.
Peace, Chloris, peace, or singing die,
That together you and I
To heav'n may go. For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is that they sing and love.