Set me as a seal upon your heart; Close your heart to every love But mine. Set me as a seal upon your arms; Hold no one in your arms But me. For love is strong as death; And passion, Relentless as the grave. It bursts into flames, and burns As the raging fire. For many waters cannot quench love. Neither can the floods drown it. Set me, then, as a seal upon your heart; Close your heart to every love But mine. Set me as a seal upon your arms; Hold no one in your arms But me.
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- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "A Seal Upon Your Heart", 1998 [soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano], from From the Song of Songs, no. 5 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2007-05-08
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Word count: 99