Is it true? or am I only dreaming? I hold her letter, blurred with her tears, She tells me all her hopes and fears, Calls me to hear her own lips tell [All]1 the love her pride concealed too well; For she loves me. Hasten, oh night! away, Melt into the crowning day, When I shall hold her close and fast, My love, my own at last, For she loves me!
1 note: this word is omitted in the poem shown at the beginning of the score, but appears in the music.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Mary) Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus (1848 - 1912), "Rapture", published 1905 [voice and piano], from Moods and Tenses (Phases in a Love Drama) - Cycle of Eight Songs, no. 7, London, New York: Boosey & Co. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2012-08-12
Line count: 11
Word count: 71