Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep –
This reassuring text, simply set for choir features a lyric melody that is perfect for the choir with limited rehearsal time. Set with Organ or Piano accompaniment and optional string quartet. Movement I from the large work Light Shines in the Darkness. This setting is suitable to be used with piano or organ accompaniment. Also available for SAB and 2pt mixed.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.