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If love be all

Set by Gary Bachlund , "If love be all", 2009. [medium voice or high voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

If death be good,
Why do the gods not die?
If life be ill,
Why do the gods still live?

If love be naught,
Why do the gods still love?
If love be all,
What should men do but love?

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Love is so strong a thing,
The very gods must yield,
When it is welded fast
With the unflinching truth.

Love is so frail a thing,
A word, a look, will kill.
Oh lovers, have a care
How ye do deal with love.

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