Richard Alison
(fl.1586 - 1606)

Who loves this life
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Published in An Howres Recreation in Musicke, London, 1606, and (according to the frontispiece) "framed for the delight of gentlemen and others which are well affected to that quality; all for the most part with two trebles necessary for such as teach in private families".
Lyrics: Anon

Who loves this life, from love his love doth err,
And choosing dross rich treasure doth deny,
Leaving the pearl, Christ's counsel to prefer
With selling all we have the same to buy.
O happy soul that doth disclose a sum
To gain a kingdom in the life to come.