Far Away
Language: English 
Far away! - my home is far away,
   Where the blue sea laves a mountain shore;
In the woods I hear my brothers play,
   Midst the flowers my sister sings once more.
         Far away!

Far away! my dreams are far away,
   When at midnight, stars and shadows reign;
"Gentle child," my mother seems to say
   "Follow me where home shall smile again!"
         Far away!

Far away! my hope is far away,
   Where love's voice young gladness may restore;
- O thou dove! now soaring thro' the day,
   Lend me wings to reach that better shore,
         Far away!

Confirmed with National lyrics and songs for music by Felicia Hemans, Dublin: William Curry junior and Company; London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1834, Page 199.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-09-08
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