That lover of a night Came when he would, Went in the dawning light Whether I would or no; Men come, men go; All things remain in God. Banners choke the sky; Men-at-arms tread; Armoured horses neigh Where the great battle was In the narrow pass: All things remain in God. Before their eyes a house That from childhood stood Uninhabited, ruinous, Suddenly lit up From door to top: All things remain in God. I had wild Jack [for]1 a lover; Though like a road That men pass over My body makes no moan But sings on: All things remain in God.
1 Grill: "as"
- by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939), "Crazy Jane on God", appears in Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems, first published 1932 [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 Jack Hamilton Beeson (b. 1921), "Crazy Jane on God" [low female voice and piano], from Three love songs [ sung text not verified ]
- by Stanley Grill (b. 1953), "Crazy Jane on God", 1999, copyright © 2000 [soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello and piano], from Crazy Jane Sings, no. 5, confirmed with an online score [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by David Lidov (b. 1941), "Crazy Jane on God", 1967, rev. 1970 [voice and piano], from Crazy Jane's songs [ sung text not verified ]
- by Paul Paviour (b. 1931), "Crazy Jane on God", copyright © 1969 [soprano and piano], from Crazy Jane [ sung text not verified ]
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