I wish this day a death to die So my soul in peace may lie Tranquil, abandoned from the world's delight, Where I had no portion sweet, Save misery, loneliness and two sullen eyes. A forlorn heart, and a pang of mind Bid me sit by misery's street, Where I no more strength to see The hope which each day does bring. Whether sun or candle, its all black to me Praying death will come and greet me quick, Today, today, tonight, dear death do not delay, And let us eschew beloved lady courtesy. I wish this day a death to die, With tears I plea to go in peace. And if by violence, violence shall sing A melody that will make my happy soul feel, That the realms of peace shall soon be mine Free at last from life's cruel design. I wish this day a death to die Not me but the sin which makes me decline. I wish for him for a death to die So my soul in peace may lie.