If I can bear your love like a lamp before me, When I go down the long steep Road of Darkness, I shall not fear the everlasting shadows, Nor cry in terror. If I can find out God, then I shall find Him, If none can find Him, then I shall sleep soundly, Knowing how well on earth your love sufficed me, A lamp in darkness.
Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Dark of The Moon, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, page 84.
- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "The lamp", appears in Love Songs, first published 1917 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Mabel Wood Hill (1870 - 1954), "The lamp", published 1919 [voice and piano], from Four Poems by Sara Teasdale [text not verified]
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- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La lampe", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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