When death comes and whispers to me

When death comes and whispers to me is the first song from Lowell Liebermann's Final Songs, Op. 21 song cycle. The original text was written by Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet.

Date: 1987Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: Rabindranath TagoreSong Collection: Final Songs, Op. 21

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When death comes and whispers to me Text

When death comes and whispers to me,

“Thy days are ended,”

let me say to him, “I have lived in love

and not in mere time.”

He will ask, “Will thy songs remain?”

I shall say, “I know not, but this I know

that often when I sang I found my eternity.”

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