Do Not Stand

This is a work for a cappella SATB chamber choir based on a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye. It was composed for the commemoration of the Holocaust in 2019.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep (Mary Elizabeth Frye)

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 sun 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 circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.