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.


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