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First Line: Moravians their minstrelsy bring
Last Line: Only read thro' the blot of a tear!
Subject(s): Farewell; Moravia And Moravians; Parting

MORAVIANS their minstrelsy bring
The death-bed with music to smooth:
So you, lovely comforter, sing
My pangs of departure to soothe!

You sing -- but my silent adieu
A sorrow still keener will prove:
You lose but one friend who loves you,
How many I lose whom I love!

When we go from each pleasure refined,
Which the sense or the soul can receive
With no hope in our wanderings to find
One ray of the sunshine we leave:

An adieu should in utterance die,
Or if written, but faintly appear;
Only heard thro' the burst of a sigh,
Only read thro' the blot of a tear!

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