In the sunken city of Murias A golden Image dwells: The sea-song of the trampling waves Is as muffled bells Where He dwells, In the city of Murias. In the sunken city of Murias A golden Image gleams: The loud noise of the moving seas Is as woven beams Where He dreams, In the city of Murias. In the sunken city of Murias, Deep, deep beneath the sea The Image sits and hears Time break The heart I gave to thee And thou to me, In the city of Murias. In the city of Murias, Long, oh, so long ago, Our souls were wed when the world was young; Are we old now, that we know This silent woe In the city of Murias? In the sunken city of Murias A graven Image dwells: The sound of our little sobbing prayer Is as muffled bells Where He dwells, In the city of Murias.
- by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod, "Murias", appears in The Hour of Beauty, first published 1907 [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 Marshall H. Barnes (b. 1921), "Murias" [mixed chorus and orchestra], from A Dirge of Four Cities [text not verified]
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