Gone is my love, my lord, Gone is my beautiful one. Lonely by land and sea, Still am I wand'ring on, Searching the earth, the wave, Seeking his hidden grave. Heaven and earth are dim, The hours are long in their flight. Dreary the sun by day, Dreary the moon by night, Watching while others sleep, Weary I wake and weep. To the great gods I cry, They will not answer my prayer, Gone is my love, my lord, I am alone with despair. Gone is my lovely one, I am alone, I am alone.
- 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), "Lament of Isis", 1897, published 1898 [voice and piano], from Songs of the East III: Songs of Egypt, no. 5, Breitkopf und Härtel [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Franz Hermann Schneider) , "Der Klage der Isis"
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