Marietta (Chandler York)
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-07-29). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 51 kB Copyright: Personal
Copyright: Chandler York 2001
- Edition notes: May be reproduced for community singing, or free public performance.
Composer: Chandler York
First published: 2001
Description: Original composed for inclusion in a modern shape-note hymnal.
Original text and translations
In winter's heart all silent lies,
Dark earth no songbird sings;
And yet in brighter climes fulfills
The promise of our Spring.
For earth no sorrow knows at death,
or winter's cruelest cold,
She knows at death's deepest part,
Life's tenderest's flowers unfold.
We here on earth are season bound:
We're born to bloom and die.
But each year as the seasons turn,
Life sings a new-born's cry.
For as the sun takes not its course
In orbit 'round the earth,
The law of love is not contained
in Man or death or birth.