If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

(1951)

"If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking" is the fourth song of Otto Luening's Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson.

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
by Emily Dickinson


If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.


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