Because thy heart to mine Spakewith a call divine, I did not question it, nor wait to know That it was wise to give surrender so, But down beneath thy feet I laid me low. I did not wait to find That thou wast loving, generous and kind, That love for thee would bring delight or woe, But, from within me or above, The mandate came to love thee, and I love!
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- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, first published 1890 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by (Mary) Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus (1848 - 1912), "Love's mandate", published 1905 [voice and piano], from Moods and Tenses (Phases in a Love Drama) - Cycle of Eight Songs, no. 2, London, New York: Boosey & Co. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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