When David heard that Absalom was slain he went up to his chamber over the gate, and wept; and thus he said: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , 2 Samuel 18:33 [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Thomas Tomkins (1572 - 1656), "When David heard " [SAATB chorus or ATTBB chorus a cappella] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2014-06-23
Line count: 7
Word count: 44