David's Lament for Jonathan (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-22)  CPDL #55125:     
Editor: Jan Wilke (submitted 2019-08-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: David's Lament for Jonathan
Composer: Gustav Holst
Lyricist: Helen Waddellcreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularLamentCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1932

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Original text and translations

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Low in the grave with thee
Happy to lie,
Since there is no greater thing left
Love to do;
And to live after thee Is but to die,
For with but half a soul what can Life do?