Why art thou sad, my dearest? What terror is it thou fearest, Braver who art than I The fiend to defy? Why art thou sad, my dearest? And why in tears appearest, Closer than I that wert At hiding thy hurt? Why art thou sad, my dearest, Since now my voice thou hearest? Who with a kiss restore Thy valour of yore.
- by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930), "A love lyric", appears in Poetical Works of Robert Bridges, Volume II, first published 1899 [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 Ivor (Bertie) Gurney (1890 - 1937), "A love lyric", 1925. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
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