Two songs

Song Cycle by J. Frederick Keel (1871 - 1954)

Word count: 117

?. Longing [sung text not yet checked]

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For [then]1 the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
And smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to [all the rest as]2 me.

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth;
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say - My love! why [sufferest]3 thou? 

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For [then]1 the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

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Confirmed with Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems B Fellowes, London, 1852, Page 83.

1 Emery: "so"
2 Emery and Somervell: "others as to"
3 Bridge: "suff'rest"

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