by Arthur Leslie Salmon (1865 - 1952)

Wait !
Language: English 
Wait for me, dear, if you pass the way 
Of the sunset fields when the hour is late; 
There in the hush of the dying day 
Dearest, wait! 

Wait while the wind whispers dreamy words, 
And the stars of Heav'n are compassionate 
When slumber comes to the nesting birds 
Dearest, Dearest, wait! 

Wait for me, dear, if you pass among 
The lilies that stand by the golden gate. 
I shall be coming at evensong; 
Dearest, wait!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Pierre d'Amor (1863 - 1931) ; composed by Helen Rhodes, née Guy, as Guy d'Hardelot.

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