Tie the strings to my life, my Lord, Then I am ready to go! Just a look at the horses - Rapid! That will do! Put me in on the firmest side, So I shall never fall; For we must ride to the Judgment, And it 's partly down hill. But never I mind the bridges, And never I mind the sea; Held fast in everlasting race By my own choice and thee. Good-by to the life I used to live, And the world I used to know; And kiss the hills for me, just once; Now I am ready to go!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title [author's text not yet checked 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 Arthur Farwell (1872 - 1952), "Tie the strings to my life", op. 107 no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork (b. 1941), "Tie the strings to my life, my Lord", 2004 [ voice and piano ], from Summer. Life. Song. -- 2. Life Songs, no. 9 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Tie the strings to my life, my Lord ", 1999, first performed 2001 [ soprano and piano ], from Paradise - 7 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 7 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Brian Holmes (b. 1946), "Tie the strings to my life, my Lord" [ soprano, chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra ], from Amherst Requiem, no. 9 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Daniel Rogers Pinkham (1923 - 2006), "Tie the strings to my life", from Called Home, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Word count: 102