Love Will Find Out the Way
Over the montains and over the waves,
Under the fountains and under the graves,
Under floods that are the deepest, which Neptune obey
Over rocks which are the steepest, Love will find out the way.
Where there is no place for the glow-worm to lie,
Where there is no space for receipt of a fly,
Where the gnat dares not venture, lest herself fast she lay,
But if Love comes, He will enter, and will find out the way
You may esteem Him a child for his might,
Or you may deem Him a coward by his flight.
But if she, whom Love doth honour, be concealed from the day
Set a thousand guards upon her, Love will find out the way.
Some think to lose Him by having him confin'd
Some do suppose Him, poor thing, to be blind;
But if ne'er so close you wall Him, do the best that you may,
Blind Love, if so ye call Him, soon will find out the way.
You may train the eagle to stoop to your fist.
You may train in veigle the Phoenix of the East.
The lioness, you may move her to give o'er her prey;
But you'll ne'er stop a lover; Love will find out the way.
First appeared in Playford's "Musicks Recreations on the Lyra Viol,"
mid-17th century. WBO
[tune: Love will find out the way]