I hear his footsteps, music sweet, As long ago they came; One moment and we truly meet, Ah, better love than fame! A sun that sheds consuming fire, A torch that blows to flame, Is not more fierce than my desire That kindles at his name!
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- by Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866 - 1949), "I hear his footsteps, music sweet; Almona's song of delight", 1905, published 1914 [ high voice and piano ], from Saracen Songs, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
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