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Love, could I only tell thee

Language: English

Love, could I only tell thee
How dear thou art to me,
Show thee my heart's devotion,
Say how I worship thee!
The height of stars above thee,
The deepness of the sea,
Are as the height and deepness
Of my heart's love for thee.
Love, could I only tell thee
How dear thou art to me!

Dear to the knight his glory,
And to the king his throne,
But this heart of mine a kingdom
More dear than all doth own!
Seas hold no fairer treasure,
The sky no star so pure,
And I love thee, I love thee,
With a love that shall endure!

When we awhile are parted,
The days seem lonely years;
I count the weary moments
Without thee by my tears.
As thou art near or far, love,
The earth is glad or grey;
Life without thee is darkness,
Life by thy side is day.
Love, could I only tell thee
How dear thou art to me!
How dear, oh love, thou art.

Submitted by Ted Perry


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21
Line count: 29
Word count: 168

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