Because of you
I love the dawn in beauty beaming,
The silver land, the radiant seas,
Because it wakes your soul from dreaming,
And gives you back to life and me.
I love the birds that carol o'er us,
The flowers that wake in wood and lea,
They tell me life is sweet before us,
And I for you and you for me!
I love the storm that beats the ocean,
The valleys deep, the crags above,
For soft across the wild commotion.
I hear the still sweet voice of love!
I love the calm that falls at even,
The hush that sleeps along the blue,
For earth seems nearer unto Heaven,
And makes me dream of rest and you!
I love the night so deep and tender,
The burning stars, the tranced blue,
Because I come in sweet surrender,
Because I give myself to you;.
Because I feel your arms around me,
Because I see your dear eyes shine,
Because I know that Love has crowned me,
And I am yours and you are mine.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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Text added to the website: 2017-06-04.
Last modified: 2017-06-04 14:44:33
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