Dies, all dies! The grass it dies, but in vernal rain Up it springs, and it lives again: Over and over, again and again, it lives, it dies, And it lives again, and over and over again, Who sighs that all dies? Summer and winter, pleasure and pain, Everything, everywhere in God's reign. They end, and anon they begin again: Wane and wax and wane: Over and over and over amain, End, ever end, and begin again.
- by Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) [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 Jack Hamilton Beeson (b. 1921), "Who sighs that all dies?", 1952, rev. 1959, 1995, first performed 1958 [high voice and piano], from Six Lyrics, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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