My heart makes songs on lonely roads to comfort me while you are away and strives with lovely sounding words its crowded tenderness to say Yet I am glad that love has come to bind me fast, and try my worth for love's a powerful lord and gives his friends dominion over the earth I walk deserted ways and see against the forward dark your face Pale glimmering against the dark: Your face I see with pride, and pain So that, one turn, I did desire Never to see that face again.
- by Ivor (Bertie) Gurney (1890 - 1937) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Robert Hugill , "Song" [baritone and piano], from Four Songs to Texts by Ivor Gurney, no. 1. [ sung text verified 1 time]
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