Psalm of Life


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pdf, mp3 & rehearsal mp3s; a cappella SATB – poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, tune from the singing of Lotus Dickey – arr. Peter Amidon

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      Psalm Of Life - Peter & Mary Alice Amidon

You get a pdf of the score, an mp3 of the recording, and rehearsal mp3s of each of the vocal tracks. In Amidons’ book and CD ‘‘Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs. Starry Mountain Singers sing this on the recording. Grey Larson, a good friend of Lotus Dickey’s, was a major force in getting Lotus Dickey and his music out into the world. Lotus Dickey set the poem to a tune that he remembered his father singing in church. Mary Alice and I sing a different treatment of Psalm of Life –

Play Psalm Of Life - The Amidons

– on our album “I’ll Never Forget“.

Psalm of Life
poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real, life is earnest,
And the grave is not its goal.
Dust thou art to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Lives of great men (ones) all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate.
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.