Linda has departed
Language: English 
Death with his cold hand, 
Hath robbed me of ev'ry hope, 
Hath robbed me of ev'ry hope 
My loved one is gone, 

Bleak was the moment, 
That parted our beating hearts, 
That parted our beating hearts, 
And left me alone. 

Sweet was the low voice, 
That wrapt me in fond delight, 
That wrapt me in fond delight 
As fair visions do, 

Soft were the dark eyes, 
That languished in beauty bright, 
That languished in beauty bright 
How fondly and true! 

Chorus: 
Linda has departed, 
The warm and tender hearted, 
Linda has departed 
And left me here to mourn. 

Blest were the hours passed, 
With her whom my soul adored, 
With her whom my soul adored 
Whose heart was so light; 

Sad is the lone hour, 
Bereft of my darling one, 
Bereft of my darling one, 
In darkness and night.

Chorus: 
Linda has departed, 
The warm and tender hearted, 
Linda has departed 
And left me here to mourn. 

All now is cheerless, 
My joys long have passed away, 
My joys long have passed away 
With loves fleeting years; 

Hope has no comfort, 
For sadness now holdeth sway, 
For sadness now holdeth sway. 
And leaves me in tears.

Chorus: 
Linda has departed, 
The warm and tender hearted, 
Linda has departed 
And left me here to mourn.

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 47
Word count: 214