I am all that hath been, is, and shall be, And my veil hath no mortal yet uncovered. I was yesterday, and I know the morrow, I am the lonely one, the ever-silent, Sleeping upon the heaven's endless ocean. I am Death and Birth, the night and morning, Unfathomed mystery surrounds me. From the beginning was my being, Mightier than speech, my voice is silence!
- by Helen Maude Francesca Bantock, née von Schweitzer (1868 - 1961) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "The unutterable", 1897, published 1898 [voice and piano], from Songs of the East III: Songs of Egypt, no. 3, Breitkopf und Härtel [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Franz Hermann Schneider) , "Der Unaussprechliche"
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