Let Down the Bars, O Death(1978)
"Let Down the Bars, O Death" is the third song of John Duke's Six Poems by Emily Dickinson for soprano and piano.
Let Down the Bars, O Death
by Emily Dickinson
Let down the bars, O Death!
The tired flocks come in
Whose bleating ceases to repeat,
Whose wandering is done.
Thine is the stillest night,
Thine the securest fold;
Too near thou art for seeking thee,
Too tender to be told.