At least to pray is left, is left. O Jesus! in the air I know not which thy chamber is, - I'm knocking everywhere. Thou stirrest earthquake in the South, And maelstrom in the sea; Say, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Hast thou no arm for me?
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, written 1862, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "At least -- to pray -- is left -- is left ", 1999, first performed 2001 [ soprano and piano ], from Paradise - 7 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ezra Laderman (1924 - 2015), "At least to pray is left, is left", published 1970 [ melodrama: 2 narrators, piano and orchestra ], from Magic Prison [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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