by Bertha Galland (1876 - 1932)

Ah, thou beloved one
Language: English 
Ah thou beloved one, 
thou art a part
Of every breath I breathe, 
each throb of heart.
Thou art the light that guides,
Thou art a dream sublime,
Thou art my life, dearest love,
Ah my soul is thine
Forever and for aye.

Here at thy feet I kneel,
so enthralled, so enslaved by thee!
Thou hast the power to make 
of earth a Heaven to be.
List to thy heart, dear one,
nor count the cost.
What can life hold alas,
when love is lost!

Ah, what is this I see!
Tears in thine eyes!
Thy pale cheek flushed aglow!
Thy look belies
All thou hast tried to hide,
For like the rosy morn,
Thy beauteous face doth reveal 
all the truth at last that 
love, true love, is born!


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