The Riverside song book/Alike are Life and Death

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Christian Heinrich Rinck.


1. A - like are life and death, When life in death sur - vives,

2. Were a star quenched on high, For a - ges would its light,

3. So when a great man dies, For years be-yond our ken,

And the un - in-ter-rup t- ed breath In - spires a thousand lives.

Still trav-’ling downward from the sky, Shine on our mor-tal sight.

The light he leaves be - hind him lies Up - on the paths of men.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.