O mankind, O life! what is is all for?
Dig out, scrape in! Day and night, no peace!
This pushing and shoving, ...where does it get you?
"To the grave, the grave, deep under!"
O Fate, o sad duty,
I can stand it no longer!
When will you come, O hour of peace?
O Death! come and press my eyes closed!
To be alive is so oppressive!
In the grave it is so peaceful, so cool!
But alas! who will lay me in my grave?
I am alone, so utterly alone!
Abandoned by all, with Death my only kin,
I linger at the edge, a cross in my hand,
and stare with yearning down
into the deep, deep grave!
O homeland of peace, O blessed land,
to you the soul is bound by a magical bond.
You beckon from afar, you eternal light.
The stars disappear, my eyes fail -
I'm dying, dying! My loved ones, I'm coming![+] Show More
John Dowland "I saw my lady weep"
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