Even such is time (Geoff Allan)

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  • (Posted 2016-06-26)   CPDL #40171:    Icon_mp3_globe.gif  
Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2016-06-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Even such is time
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Sir Walter Raleghcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2016

Description: Sir Walter Ralegh's epitaph, supposedly written the night before his execution.

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Original text and translations

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EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wander'd all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.