When at the altar Together kneeling To Heaven appealing, My loving wife, Without one falter Of faith, we plighted, With hands united Our troth through life. And now, though anguish Our souls has smitten, Sad records written On cheek and brow; Doth our love languish? Ah no! but nearer, Mavrone, and dearer Our hearts beat now. And though hereafter Inconstant fortune With cruel sporting Our lot deride; Her mocking laughter Can never grieve us, If she but leave us Still side by side. That prayer be granted! And closer leaning, Each other screening From ev’ry blast, We’ll face undaunted Life’s wintriest weather, And fall together, Love-linked, at last.
- by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931) [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 Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "Still side by side", published [1882?] [voice and piano], from the collection Songs of Old Ireland. A Collection of Fifty Irish Melodies Unknown in England, no. 49, arrangement ; London, Boosey & Co. ; dedicated to Johannes Brahms, August 1882 [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2015-04-08
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