The lily lifts to mine her nun-like face, But my wild heart is beating for the rose; How can I pause to heed the lily's grace? Shall I repent me by and by - who knows?
- by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908) [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 Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1861 - 1946), "The lily and the rose", published c1901 [ voice and piano ], from Eleven small songs as unpretentious as the wild rose, no. 2, Chicago : Carrie Jacobs-Bond & Son [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler
This text was added to the website: 2020-07-07
Line count: 4
Word count: 36