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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
“I cannot leave thee, husband”
By Solomon Solis Cohen
 
   “Loving and Loyal were they in their life—
And in their death, they were not divided.”
David’s lament over Saul and Jonathan.

I CANNOT leave thee, husband; in thine arm
Enfolded, I am safe from all alarm.
If God hath willed that we should pass, this night,
Through the dark waters to Eternal Light,
O let us thank Him with our latest breath        5
For welded life and undivided death.
 
 
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