Come to me dearest maiden

Set by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864), "Come to me dearest maiden" [ voice and piano ], also set in German (Deutsch), also set in French (Français)[sung text checked 1 time]

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Hither dear fisher maiden,
Speedy thy fleet bark to me;
With thy young beauty laden
Come where I pine for thee!

In these true arms reposing,
Secure from the treach'rous main,
Listen to me disclosing
Hope's fervid plea again...

E'en as that restless ocean 
Throbs this wild heart of mine
But 'neath its dark commotion
Love's precious pearl is thine.1

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1 Meyerbeer adds:
Come!... Come! for thee I pine dear maiden
Come! Come! 
Oh bring thy heart to mine! 
Come! Come ! Come!

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While the daylight is paling
'Neath the mild ev'ning star,
Love, his sweet blushes veiling
Steals from the world afar.

Led by his gentle power
To thee ever turns my heart,
Making its stormiest hour
Tranquil where'er thou art...

Toss'd on doubt's surges lonely
Let me thy pity move,
Wreck not the hope whose only
Succor can be thy love.1

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1 Meyerbeer adds:
Come! Come! For thee I pine dear maiden
Come! Come!
Oh bring thy heart to mine!
Come! Come! Come!

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]