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!
- by Arthur Leslie Salmon (1865 - 1952) [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 Helen Rhodes, née Guy (1858 - 1936), as Guy d'Hardelot, "Wait !", published 1918 [ voice and piano ], London, Chappell & Co. Limited, also set in French (Français) [sung text checked 1 time]
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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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