by George Cooper (1840 - 1927)

Sweet angel, dream of me
Language: English 
The birds are still, and nature sleeps,
in silver light the river flows,
bright stars awake in azure deeps,
and all I love 's in sweet repose!
O while my heart in sad unrest
its lovely vigil keeps for thee,
in radiant slumbers, calm and blest,
my own sweet angel, dream of me!

No star that gems the arch above
but waits for thee to charm the night;
o could I breathe my boundless love
in words that speak my heart's delight!
From cares that wake at morning's hour,
till day hath blushed o'er land and sea,
sleep thou, as sleeps the lovely flow'r,
my own sweet angel, dream of me!


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Franz Wilhelm Abt.

Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-11-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 111