Heaven's King has in Himself everything

Heaven's King has in Himself everything
worthwhile, all one can desire--courage,
a sincere heart, strength and integrity;
He did not create the world for Himself,
but to give and receive infinite love--
and that gentle soul who behaves like Him,
who, for someone else's peace or pleasure,
can humble the heart--like you do--how I
envy such people, crave to be like them.

From B E31, 218; MS Bo (in cod 838, Bologna University Library, No 64, p 237). This is a madrigale to unknown person; as the tone resembles that VC uses to the "donna fedel" I place them together. Key

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