Hush me, O Sorrow!
Language: English 
Far, far away and in the middle sea -
   So still I dream, although the dream is vain, -
There lies a valley full of rest for me,
   Where I shall live and you shall love again.

O ships that sail, O masts against the sky,
Will you not stop awhile in passing by?
O prayers that hope, O faith that never knew,
Will you not take me an to heaven with you?

Come away Sorrow, Sorrow come away -
   Let us go, sit in some cool, shadowy place;
There shall you sing and hush me all the day,
   While I will dream about my lover's face.

Hush me, O Sorrow, like a babe to sleep,
Then close the lids above mine eyes that weep;
Rock me, O Sorrow, like a babe in pain,
Nor, when I slumber, wake me up again.


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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2008-02-27
Line count: 16
Word count: 142