It is better to go (Daniel Read)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-29). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 70 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-06-29). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 2 pages, 78 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
Title: It is better to go}}
Composer: Daniel Read
Description: Words adapted by Read from Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 "and other scriptures."
Original text and translations
It is better to go to the house of mourning
than to the house of feasting:
For that is the end of all men. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
For it is appointed unto all men to die, (cf. Job 7:1, Hebrews 9:27)
And blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. (Revelation 14:13)