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Over the stone (Tros y garreg)

Language: English

Sleep on, and dream of heaven a while,
Though shut so close thy laughing eyes;
Thy rosy lips still wear a smile,
And move and breathe delicious sighs.
Ah! now soft blushes tinge her cheeks,
And mantle to her neck of snow!
Ah! now she murmurs, now she speaks,
What most I wish, yet fear to know.

She starts! she trembles! and she weeps!
Her fair hands folded on her breast, --
And now, how like a saint she sleeps,
A seraph in the realms of rest!
Sleep on secure, above controul,
Thy thoughts belong to heav'n and thee;
And may the secrets of thy soul
Be held in reverence by me.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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: 2011-09-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:35
Line count: 16
Word count: 111

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