Only thou (Henry Thomas Smart)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-08-02). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 96 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Only thou
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Original text and translations
When the evening's glow is faded,
Moon and stars o'er heaven soar,
And when moon and stars wax paler,
Steps the sun thro' golden door.
In the rosy tints of heaven,
In the sun's illuming zone,
In the stars and in the moonbeam
I behold thy face alone.
Others come and pass before me,
But I lift not up mine eyes;
From afar I feel thy coming,
Ere thy form I recognise.
But when thou dost stand beside me,
Indistinct thy form appears,
For with joy and pain and trembling,
Are mine eyes suffused with tears.