If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

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"If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking" is a setting by Adolphus Hailstork to a poem by Emily Dickinson. It is the seventh movement of Hailstork's song cycle titled Summer. Life. Song..

Composer: Adolphus C. HailstorkText: Emily Dickinson

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    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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