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"Hark, all ye lovely saints above" is a madrigal composed by Thomas Weelkes. First published in 1598[1] and thought to be composed in 1592, it was often performed as an opening number by the Virginia Glee Club under the direction of Donald Loach, who arranged the madrigal for men's voices.

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Hark, all ye lovely saints above
Diana hath agreed with Love,
His fiery weapon to remove.
Fa la la.
Do you not see
How they agree?
Then cease fair ladies; why weep ye?
Fa la la.

See, see, your mistress bids you cease,
And welcome Love, with love's increase,
Diana hath procured your peace.
Fa la la.
Cupid hath sworn
His bow forlorn
To break and burn, ere ladies mourn.
Fa la la.

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