Some Keep the Sabbath

"Some Keep the Sabbath" is the first song in Lori Laitman's song cycle In This Short Life, which sets three poems of Emily Dickinson.

Date: 2012Composer: Lori LaitmanText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: In This Short Life

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Some keep the Sabbath going to Church —
(poem 324)
by Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church —
I keep it, staying at Home —
With a Bobolink for a Chorister —
And an Orchard, for a Dome —

Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice —
I just wear my Wings —
And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church,
Our little Sexton — sings.

God preaches, a noted Clergyman —
And the sermon is never long,
So instead of getting to Heaven, at last —
I’m going, all along.

Sheet Music

In This Short Life

Composer(s): Lori Laitman

Song(s): 1. Some Keep the Sabbath
2. I Stepped From Plank to Plank
3. In This Short Life

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