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by Arlo Bates (1850 - 1918)

As in waves without number
Language: English 
As in waves without number the sea
beats still in immortal unrest;
so ever with yearning for thee
the swelling heart throbs in my breast.

As the moon keeps ist course all unmoved,
however the ocean may sway,
so thou, with thy heart all unproved,
goest calm on thy beauteous way.

O thou moon of desire, on me
with kindlier glance look down;
draw me up like a flame unto thee,
let my soul in thy radiance drown!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-04-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 78