Bright be the place of thy soul! No lovelier spirit than thine E'er burst from its mortal control, In the orbs of the blessed to shine. On earth thou wert all but divine, As thy soul shall immortally be; And our sorrow may cease to repine, When we know that thy God is with thee. Light be the turf of thy tomb! May its verdure like emeralds be: There should not be the shadow of gloom In aught that reminds us of thee. Young flowers and an evergreen tree May spring from the spot of thy rest; But not cypress nor yew let us see, For why should we mourn for the blest?
Song Cycle by John Pointer (d. 1934)
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- by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Bright be the place of thy soul", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 25 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
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- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Alexis Paulin Pâris) , "Digne de toi soit la demeure de ton âme !", appears in Mélodies hébraïques, no. 25
First published in Examiner, June 1815, titled "Stanzas" and signed B---n; revised 1816.
Confirmed with The Complete Works of Lord Byron, ed. by John Galt, Esq., Paris, Baudry's European Library, 1837, page 53.
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