Bright be thy dreams -- may all thy weeping Turn into smiles while thou art sleeping. May those by death or seas removed, The friends, who in thy springtime knew thee, All thou hast ever priz'd or lov'd, In dreams come smiling to thee! There may the child, whose love lay deepest, Dearest of all, come while thou sleepest; Still as she was -- no charm forgot -- No lustre lost that life had given; Or, if changed, but changed to what Thou'lt find her yet in Heaven!
- by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Bright be thy dreams", subtitle: "Welsh air", appears in National Airs [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) , "Bright be thy dreams" FRE ; composed by Adolf Jensen.
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- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Que tes rêves soient lumineux", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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