Bend low, O dusky Night, And give my spirit rest. Hold me to your deep breast, And put old cares to flight. Give back the lost delight That once my soul possest, When Love was loveliest. Bend low, O dusky Night! Enfold me in your arms-- The sole embrace I crave Until the embracing grave Shield me from life's alarms. I dare your subtlest charms; Your deepest spell I brave,-- O, strong to slay or save, Enfold me in your arms!
- by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867 - 1972), "Night", op. 7 (Three Songs of the Night) no. 1, published 1891 [voice and piano], Schmidt [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Nich Roehler
This text was added to the website: 2012-05-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 81