by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

I saw the moon rise clear
Language: English 
I saw the moon rise clear
O'er hills and vales of snow,
Nor told my fleet reindeer
The track I wish'd to go.

Yet quick he bounded forth,
For well my reindeer knew,
I've but one path, one path on earth,
The path that leads to you!

The gloom that winter cast
How soon the heart forgets
When summer brings, at last,
Her sun that never sets!

So dawn'd my love for you,
So dawn'd my love for you,
So fix'd through joy and pain,
Than summer sun more true,
'Twill never set again.

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