I Want to Die While You Love Me

"I Want to Die While You Love Me" is a song with music by Henry Thacker Burleigh and poetry by Georgia Douglas Johnson.

Date: 1919Composer: Henry BurleighText: Georgia Douglas Johnson

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I Want to Die While You Love Me
by Georgie Douglas Johnson

I want to die while you love me,
While yet you hold me fair,
While laughter lies upon my lips
And lights are in my hair.

I want to die while you love me,
And bear to that still bed,
Your kisses turbulent, unspent
To warm me when I’m dead.

I want to die while you love me
Oh, who would care to live
Till love has nothing more to ask
And nothing more to give!

I want to die while you love me
And never, never see
The glory of this perfect day
Grow dim or cease to be.

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