As the four brothers carried the coffin out of the church, the organist played a sad and measured dirge. The four men in black walked in slow time to the organ’s sorrowful dirge as they carried the body of their beloved deceased friend. A large gathering of mourners slowly walked behind the coffin as the dirge played on and filled the air with the funeral song that only aided in helping tears flow.
Quiz: Which of these lyrics is most likely part of a dirge?
- “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.”
- “We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.”
- “How our hearts ache with grief as we say goodbye.”