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My heart is in the East

Language: English

While I in western lands do pine,
My heart is in the East!
How can I taste of food and wine
When thou art sore oppress'd?
How can I vows and oaths repay
While Edom Zion holds,
While Arab's bond my land doth sway,
His chain me tight enfolds?
Th'abundance of this Spanish lnd
It is but nought to me,
If I midst brimming tears
Thy strand, Thy ruined strand could see.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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