Seraphic Fire Releases Video to Benefit Victims of Champlain Towers

Seraphic Fire announces the video release of Good Night, Dear Heart to benefit the victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, FL. Composed by Dan Forrest on a text that Mark Twain placed on his daughter’s grave, the music and words of Good Night, Dear Heart express the deep sadness of a father mourning a daughter who died too young. Seraphic Fire’s artists, staff, and board encourage those who hear this memorial to contribute generously to relief efforts at Permanent link to Good Night, Dear Heart may be found here:

“Seraphic Fire grieves for all those in Surfside and beyond who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their homes, and their sense of safety in this terrible accident,” says Seraphic Fire Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley. “We hope that the release of Good Night, Dear Heart will encourage those who hear our voices to generously contribute to the ongoing relief efforts.”

Good Night, Dear Heart, by American composer Dan Forrest, is set to a text that Mark Twain inscribed on the grave of his young daughter, Susy Clemens. Adapted from a heroic poem by Roger Richardson, the text and music speak to the grief of a parent losing a child.

Good Night, Dear Heart

Words by Mark Twain, Music by Dan Forrest

Warm summer sun,

Shine kindly here,

Warm southern wind,

Blow softly here.

Green sod above,

Lie light, lie light.

Good night, dear heart,

Good night, good night.

To contribute to the relief effort, visit For more information please contact Laura Shand at or by calling (305) 285-9060.

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