Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Passing Bell

Authors

Franz Schubert

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1842

Comments

Gems of German song, from the most admired compositions of Spohr, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Kalliwoda, Weber, and others, adapted to English words and arranged with an accompaniment for the piano forte.

No.1 Last Greeting
No. 2 The Passing Bell

Music by Fr. Schubert
Words by Thos. Oliphant Esqre

Boston. Published by Geo. P. Reed No.17 Tremont Row

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Lyrics

Through the night air stealing
Hark the bell is pealing
Mournfully and slow
Rest to the soul departed
Peace to the broken hearted
In this vale of woe
Say for whom thou ringest
Say if to him thou bringest
Hopes beyond the tomb
Or if the sound appals him
When death's summons calls him to uncertain doom
When death's summons calls him to uncertain doom

Still I hear the knell
Sounding along the dell
With measur'd tone and clear
Yet nothing it discloses
Of him who now reposes on the silent bier
Of him who now reposes on the silent bier

Would that I lay sleeping
Deaths pale vigils keeping
On that bier with thee
Would the bell now knelling
From yonder tow'r where telling of repose for me!
From yonder tow'r where telling of repose for me.



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