School of Music Program Book 1949-1950 Page: 62
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Lia, Mother of Azael
Azael, a young Galilean
Simeon, Lia's husband
Scene . .... . A village near the lake of Genezareth
Prelude . .... .... . ... The sun rises, all is calm, Lia listens
to the happy songs in the distance
The sad years roll by and bring me no comfort. My heart cries
for the joy that were mine. I cry out for my son. God knows
Azael! Azael! Why did you leave me at eventide in all its
beauty we were happy and sang hymns to our great God who
giveth all good things. Sadly must I alone drag out these leaden
years. Azael! Azael!
What now? Still shedding tears? Hiding with thy grief. They
are coming with hearts aglow with joy. Come, join them and
Cortege and Air: (Choreography, by Modern Dance Club)
Mary Sue Baker, Shirlie McClellan, Marillyn McCulloch, Mar-
jorie Patton, Janelle Roberson, Audrey Sommers, L. D. Spark-
man, Jr., Maxine Winn.
What joyous airs, what happy singing my tortured heart so
filled anguish how I envy them with hearts so free. There
was my brother and my sister.
Oh days that n'ere, may come again when I lived as they, pure
and happy, loved by my gentle mother. I still can feel her
gentle carress. Why did I leave that sweet spot called home.
Behold, the seat where I sat with my mother in bygone years.
My tears gush forth. I die in sight of home; repentant all too
late. I have deserved this fate.
Yet again must I seek this quiet spot. The louder their mirth,
stronger grows their anguish. My son may lie in some far off
Here’s what’s next.
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