Until I lose my soul and lie Blind to the beauty of the earth, Deaf tho' a lyric wind goes by, Dumb in a storm of mirth; Until my heart is quenched at length And I have left the land of men, Oh, let me love with all my strength Careless if I am loved again.
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- by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933), "A prayer", appears in Rivers to the Sea, first published 1915 [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 Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Let me love", 2013 [mezzo-soprano and piano], note: a different setting from the one in German [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Matthew Emery (b. 1991), "Let me love", 2013 [SATB chorus a cappella] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Lass lieben mich", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Gary Bachlund.
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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
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