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If only we dream

Hold me close dear
Hold me so near
Hear my heart speak words so true

Dance with me darlin’
Dance with me in my dreams
Dance to moonlights sweet serenade

Though you are gone now and only memories remain
wishes can come true.....if only we dream

Dream with me darlin’
dream with me now
Wipe away tear drops with sweet kisses of love

Hear my heart calling
Hear my soul’s cry
Hear my love calling....only for you

Though you are gone now and only memories remain
Wishes can come true if only we dream

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I Cant Give Back The Love I Feel For You

(brian holland/nickolas ashford/valeriesimpson)
Heres a tear, for a souvenir
And a dream, thats torn at the seams
Heres a promise you made to me
Of the tomorrow Ill never see
And then youre free to go
But I cant give back the love
I feel for you
Im gonna be stuck with it
No matter what I do
Take these arms that held you close
I thought I was the one you needed the most
Take these hands, theyre no good to me
That used to touch you so tenderly
But I cant give back the love
Thats a part of me
If you want just a little bit
You have to take all of me
Heres a ring
That didnt mean a thing
And the letters you wrote
That gave my young heart hope
Take the pillow where my dreams were made
And the mind, where the thought of you stayed
But baby, you should know
That I cant give back the love
I feel for you
Im gonna be stuck with it
No matter what I do
Take these eyes that once could see
Now reflections of a misery
The hapiness I thought would last
Now a becoming just a thing of the past
But I cant give back the love
Thats a part of me
If you want just a little bit
You have to take all of me
No, I cant give back
No, I feel for you
Oh, Im gonna be stuck
No matter what I do
cause itll grow till the world
Dont go round no more
But I cant give back the love
I feel for you
Im gonna be stuck with it
No matter what I do
But I cant give back the love
I feel for you
Im gonna be stuck with it
No matter what I do
But I cant give back the love
I feel for you
Im gonna be stuck with it
No matter what I do

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This Love Note Is For You

This love note is for you.
I like the way you love
My goofy sense of humor.
I love the way you spread
Love notes and roses
Throughout the house.
I enjoy it when
You hold my hand
And tell me you love me.
I can never get enough
Of you doing those things,
Because they come from
My one true love.

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Hold Me Close

Withered, trembling, helpless, scared,
Know me for the one I am.
Afraid and searching for the light,
While the darkness consumes me whole.
Hold me close and don't let go...

Alone, trembling, blind, frozen,
Lost and alone in the darkness.
Desperately hoping to find the light,
Calling your name in the bleakness of the abyss.
Hold me close and don't let go...

Help me, love me, see me, know me,
Shrinking, screaming, crying inside.
I've strayed from the path,
But if you can see me you can still save me.
Hold me close and don't let go...

Hear me, hold me, save me, love me,
Reach out for me and we can be.
Save me from the darkness I have become,
You are my final hope of salvation.
Hold me close and don't let go...

Spread the love... The peace will follow...

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Thats The Kinda Love I Got For You

(d. fletcher / d. parks)
From a mountain high to a valley low
Stronger than the strongest and even more
Running deep, as deep can go
And can even turn your darkest clouds to falling snow
Thats the kinda love I got for you, yeah
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo-oo
I cant help myself
I cant help myself
Oh, I love ya
Well, I just cant help myself
Like falling water on desert sand
Making flowers grow on barren land, yeah
Ever growin, growin long
Heaven only knows just how much it grows, ah
Thats the kinda love I got for you-oo
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo-oo
I cant help myself
I cant help myself
I love ya
Baby, I just cant help myself, no
Im playing with fire
Ive lost control, yeah
Oh this lovely feeling
Burns to my very soul
Burning hot, as hot as I can go
Cant seem to help myself
Just got to let you know
Thats the kinda love I got for you
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo-hoo
Thats the kinda love I got for you, baby
Thats the kinda love I got for, yeah
Oh, come and get it, honey
Cant help myself
This love of mine
Oh, its getting stronger
Cant help myself
Cant wait much longer, yeah
I feel it for you, yeah
Oh, thats the kinda love I got for you
Thats the kinda love I got for you, yeah
Thats the kinda love I got for you-oo
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo
Thats the kinda love I got for you, baby
Thats the kinda love I got for you, yeah
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo-hoo
Thats the kinda love I got for you, yeah
Thats the kinda love I got for you, yeah-heah-heah
Thats the kinda love I got for you, honey
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo
Thats the kinda love I got for you, sweet baby
Thats the kinda love I got for you-hoo

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That's The Kind Of Love I Got For You

(d. fletcher / d. parks)
From a mountain high to a valley low
Stronger than the strongest and even more
Running deep, as deep can go
And can even turn your darkest clouds to falling snow
That's the kinda love i got for you, yeah
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo-oo
I can't help myself
I can't help myself
Oh, i love ya
Well, i just can't help myself
Like falling water on desert sand
Making flowers grow on barren land, yeah
Ever growin', growin' long
Heaven only knows just how much it grows, ah
That's the kinda love i got for you-oo
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo-oo
I can't help myself
I can't help myself
I love ya
Baby, i just can't help myself, no
I'm playing with fire
I've lost control, yeah
Oh this lovely feeling
Burns to my very soul
Burning hot, as hot as i can go
Can't seem to help myself
Just got to let you know
That's the kinda love i got for you
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo-hoo
That's the kinda love i got for you, baby
That's the kinda love i got for, yeah
Oh, come and get it, honey
Can't help myself
This love of mine
Oh, it's getting stronger
Can't help myself
Can't wait much longer, yeah
I feel it for you, yeah
Oh, that's the kinda love i got for you
That's the kinda love i got for you, yeah
That's the kinda love i got for you-oo
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo
That's the kinda love i got for you, baby
That's the kinda love i got for you, yeah
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo-hoo
That's the kinda love i got for you, yeah
That's the kinda love i got for you, yeah-heah-heah
That's the kinda love i got for you, honey
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo
That's the kinda love i got for you, sweet baby
That's the kinda love i got for you-hoo

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The love I look for

The love I look for
Could not come from you.
My mind is set to fall
At Peterloo.
But you'ld protect me,
I'd be safe with you.
You could but love me
In the olden way,
With gifts of jewels, children,
Time to play,
Be man to woman
In the olden way.
The love that's love has
Other gifts to bring,
A share in weakness, dreams,
And suffering.
These are the only
Gifts I'd have to bring.
The love I look for
Does not come from you.
I see it dawning in
Deep eyes of blue.
I dare to hope for
Love, but not from you.

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Hold Me Close

Take me in your arms again.
Hold me close once more.
Take me in your arms again
like you've done before.

There's no other feeling dear
like your warm embrace.
You can tell how I feel
from the smile on my face.

Where can I get this feeling
when your arms are gone?
Only the memories of their touch
is what I must rely on.

They say my memories will fade away
as time moves ahead.
But what do they know of my memory?
These are just words that are said.

So take me in your arms again.
Hold me close once more.
Embrace me so I'll never forget
just like you've done before.

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Will You Hold Me Close?

Will you hold me close to you tonight
and take my fear away?
For in my mind I know that this
closeness just won't stay.
But if you hold me close tonight
then I can always remember
how you made me feel so good
in the dark of night.

And even though I know my world
will never be the same,
I made the choice to love you
so I will share the blame.
And so this night, this final night
when you hold me close to you
will give me memories that will have to last
for my whole life through.

In the morning when you leave
I'll close my eyes in bed.
I'll think of how you held me
and all the words we've said.
Those words I must remember
so they'll stay inside of me.
For nothing else will soothe my heart
as far as I can see.

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Love Calling Earth

This is love calling earth
Do you know how much it hurts?
I didn't die overnight
In the wind I had candlelight
I'm controlled by my fear
All the voices in my head
That I can hear

Please don't hurt me

How do I learn
To give love and be loved in return
If this is heaven I'm falling
I'd rather jump and run away
Than see it burn
I feel I could die
Before I sleep I kiss your cheek
And say goodbye

I'm so sorry
Please don't hurt me

This is love calling earth
Do you know how much it hurts?
I didn't die overnight
In the wind I had candlelight

I'm controlled by my fear
And all the voices in my head
That I can hear

I'm so sorry
Please don't hurt me

If you could see me through my mother's eye
Only then would you begin to realise
All the places I have ever been
Have scared me half to death or
Somewhere in-between

I'm so sorry
Please...

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Your Love Is Bad For Me

Your love is bad for me
And yet no other lover makes me so insane
Feel so much pain
You don't belong to me
Every time i hear your voice or speak your name
I feel the same
Just like the first time we made love after so long
What can i do can't shake the feeling it's so strong
Your love is bad for me
I know that much is true
But being so bad is what makes it feel so good
Your love is bad for me
Lie awake most every night thinking of you
And what i'd do
If you were here with me
Love you till you could not take it any more
Then you'd walk out the door
But don't you know you always hurt the one you love
And though it's torture baby, i can't get enough
Sharing your love with someone else is so unkind
But i don't care if i know
Deep inside your mine
But don't you know you always hurt the one you love
And though it's torture baby, i can't get enough
Give me your kiss, give me your heart, give me your mind
I'll take whatever you can give me anytime, yeah
No, no, no
How i love you baby
Sweet baby you're bad for me
But i don't care
Can't you see
You're all i want baby... all i need
And i gotta have you
Your love is bad for me, i know
That much is true
But being so bad is what
Makes it feel so good

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I Cant Give Back The Love I Feel For You

(ashford / simpson / holland)
Heres a tear
For a souvenir
And a dream
Torn at the seams
Heres a promise that you made to me of love
Its more than Ill ever see
And then youre free to go
But I cant give back the love I feel for you
Gonna be stuck with it no matter what I do
Take these eyes that once could see
Now reflections of my misery
And happiness I thought would last
Is now becoming just a thing of the past
But I cant give back the love
Thats a part of me
If you want just a little bit
Youll have to take all of me
Simply adore
til the world dont go round no more
Heres the ring
That didnt mean a thing
And letters you wrote
That gave my young heart hope
Take the pillow where my dreams were made
And the mind where the thought of you stayed
But, baby, you should know
That I cant give back the love I feel for you
Gonna be stuck with it no matter what I do
Take these arms that held you close
And follow up the one you need the most
Take these hands no good to me
That used to touch you so tenderly
But I cant give back the love
Thats a part of me
If you want just a little bit
Youll have to take all of me
No, I cant give back the love that I feel for you, yeah
Gonna be stuck with it no matter, no matter what I do
No, I cant give back the love thats a part of me, yeah
Gonna be stuck with it no matter, no matter what i, what I do
Gonna get stuck
Gonna get stuck

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George Meredith

Love Is Winged For Two

Love is winged for two,
In the worst he weathers,
When their hearts are tied;
But if they divide,
O too true!
Cracks a globe, and feathers, feathers,
Feathers all the ground bestrew.

I was breast of morning sea,
Rosy plume on forest dun,
I the laugh in rainy fleeces,
While with me
She made one.
Now must we pick up our pieces,
For that then so winged were we.

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Only My Dream

It was a fateful day,
That we happened to meet,
And over the passing days,
we became closer and closer.

O friend, why touch you my heart?
Knowing well you can't fulfil.
Why appear in my life?
If just for a flitting moment.

Can't you see?
Even these rolling waves,
had not forgotten the shore.
It came visiting again and again.

But for many seasons now,
In my cold lonely nights,
There was no more you,
For me, only my dream.

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Only A Dream

Last night
The April breeze was whispering
A hearts confession
That could
Mean so much
Starts to touch my wild suspicion
So close, not far away
A bluer world another way
[Chorus:]
Lavender, tangerine
Hmm baby anything
Life is not what it seems.
Make a wish on a star
Oh you'll go far
Life is only a dream
I find a solitude
In my imagination
Past is past, bring it back
Memories are made too fast
I'm giving in no hesitation
So close to mystery
I close my eyes so I can see
[Chorus]
And if you think there is an answer
I tell you what I find
A million miles behind the vista.
[Chorus]

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Good Girl Gone Bad

It aint love, but it aint so bad
She aint nothin like you ever had
Face of a woman, hands of a child, yeah
Been a long time comin, now shes goin wild
Well I know she aint the girl next door
She aint the girl she was before
Shes a good girl gone bad, one kiss can drive me mad
Good girl - come on - show me the way
The girl cant help it, shes out of control
I gotta have her, shes so hot to hold, yeah
Shes gettin her way, but Im havin my fun
Steamin up the window with the radio on
She aint searchin, she knows the score, it aint love shes lookin for
But now shes gone too far, she found love in the back of my car
Shes a good girl gone bad, one kiss can drive me mad
Good girl - come on - show me the way
Shes a good girl gone bad, the best love I ever had
Good girl - come on - take me away, oh, take me away, take me away
She aint searchin, she knows the score, it aint love shes lookin for
But now shes gone too far, I know
Shes a good girl gone bad, one kiss can drive me mad
Good girl, come on, show me the way
Shes a good girl gone bad, the best love I ever had
Good girl, come on, take me away

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Love Calling

Sun goes down I rise
Red hair flames so bright
Iced gin breaks the night
Steal into her mind
Walk without a sound
Fire in the mountains now
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling, love calling
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling
So baby rock on
Clap hands, clap hands
For the song man
Rock on, rock on
Ooo baby rock on,
Clap hands, clap hands
For the song man
Rock on, rock on
Song man dreams for you
Moves his clapping space
Turns us into snakes
Hot hits
And the blue moon move, move, move
Move until we die
Move until she cries
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling, love calling
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling
Oo baby rock on
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling, love calling
If you wanna rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub
If you wanna rub-a-dub, dub love
Love calling
So[ooo? ] baby rock on
Clap hands, clap hands
For the song man
Rock on, rock on
Ooo baby rock on,
Clap hands, clap hands
For the song man
Rock on, rock on

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Only A Dream

METHOUGHT I saw thee yesternight
Sit by me in the olden guise,
The white robes and the pain foregone,
Weaving instead of amaranth crown
A web of mortal dyes.

I cried, 'Where hast thou been so long?'
(The mild eyes turned and mutely smiled
'Why dwellest thou in far-off lands?
What is that web within thy hands?'
--'I work for thee, my child.'

I clasped thee in my arms and wept;
I kissed thee oft with passion wild:
I poured fond questions, tender blame;
Still thy sole answer was the same,--
'I work for thee, my child.'

'Come and walk with me as of old.'
Then camest thou, silent as before;
We passed along that churchyard way
We used to tread each Sabbath day,
Till one trod earth no more.

I felt thy hand upon my arm,
Beside me thy meek face I saw,
Yet through the sweet familiar grace
A something spiritual could trace
That left a nameless awe.

Trembling I said, 'Long years have passed
Since thou wert from my side beguiled;
Now thou'rt returned and all shall be
As was before.'--Half-pensively
Thou answered'st--'Nay, my child.'

I pleaded sore: 'Hadst thou forgot
The love wherewith we loved of old,--
The long sweet days of converse blest,
The nights of slumber on thy breast,--
Wert thou to me grown cold?'

There beamed on me those eyes of heaven
That wept no more, but ever smiled;
'Love only is love in that Home
Where I abide--where, till thou come,
I work for thee, my child.'

If from my sight thou passedst then,
Or if my sobs the dream exiled,
I know not: but in memory clear
I seem these strange words still to hear,
'I work for thee, my child.'

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Only A Dream

Standing by the elevator
Feeling gloomy and down
Waiting for the flashing light
To lift me up from the ground
Then the elevator opened
And I saw her standing there
She had to be a young executive
She looked so corporate and clean
And I thought Id seen her somewhere before
On the cover of a magazine
I didnt think shed even look at me
Or bother to glance my way
But she actually smiled at me and said
Hi-ya handsome, have a good day
Chorus:
I must be dreaming if she looks at me
I gotta be dreaming, is it a fantasy
Now Ive got positive emotions
Buzzing round every molecule in me
I gotta be dreaming, is it reality
But over and over I live that memory
Was it real or only a dream
La la la la
Was it my imagination playing tricks on me
When she looked my way
Maybe she took me for somebody else
Whatever it was, it made my day, hey hey
I wake up in the morning
Smiling with anticipation
Suddenly I feel alive
Face the world with expectation
I must be dreaming this world is a better place
Was my imagination playing tricks on me
Was it real or only a dream?
I see a great big sunset
Where only clouds used to be
Was it all an illusion, is it fantasy
If its just a dream
Its good enough for me, yeah yeah
Waiting by the elevator
Feeling optimistic and keen
Waiting for my executive goddess
To appear as if in a dream
Then the elevator opened
She was talking to another guy
And I tried to say hello to her
But I failed to even catch her eye
Then everybody crowded inside
And I sadly stood my ground
Thinking lifes just like that elevator
It takes you up and brings you down
Chorus
Was it only an illusion
Was it real or only a dream
Chorus

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Only A Dream In Rio

More than a distant land
Over a shining sea
More than the steaming green
More than the shining eyes
Well they tell me its only a dream in rio
Nothing could be as sweet as it seems
On this very first day down
They remind me son have you so soon forgotten
Often as not its rotten inside
And the mask soon slips away
Strange taste of a tropical fruit
Romantic language of the portuguese
Melody on a wooden flute
Somba floating in the summer breeze
Its alright you can stay asleep
You can close your eyes
You can trust the people of paradise
To call your keeper
And tender your goodbyes
Oh what a night wonderful one in a million
Frozen fire brazillian stars
Oh holy southern cross
Later on take me way downtown in a tin can;
Cant come down from the bandstand
Im never thrown for such a loss when they say
Quando a nossa mae acordar
Andareimoz au sol
Quando a nossa mae acordar
Cantara pelos sertao
Quando a nossa mea acordar
Todos os filios saberao
Todos os filios saberao
E regozilarao
Caught in the rays of the rising sun
On the run from the soldiers gun
Shouting out loud from the angry crowd
The mild the wild and the hungry child
Ill tell you theres more than a dream in rio
I was there on the very day
And my heart came back alive
There was more
More than the singing voices
More than the upturned faces
And more than the shining eyes
But its more than the shining eye
More than the steaming green
More than the hidden hills
More than the concrete christ
More than a distant land
Over a shining sea
More than a hungry child
More like another time
Born of a million years
More than a million years
Portuguese version
Performed by james taylor & milton nascimento
Additional lyrics in portuguese by fernando brant
From angelus
A terra minha me
O mar o meu cho
O verde a luz
Sorrindo em meu olhar
Pois eu digo, mesmo um sonho o rio
Tudo ser como deve ser
Quero estar com voc l
Eu garanto, um lugar diferente
A minha gente carrega uma cruz
Mas tem fora pra mudar
Strange taste of a tropical fruit
Romantic language of the portuguese
Melody on a wooden flute
Samba floating in the summer breeze
Float on
Its alright you can stay asleep
You can close your eyes
You can trust the people of paradise
To call your keeper
And to tender your goodbyes
Oh, what a night
Wonderful one in a million
Frozen fire brazilian
Oh, holy southern cross
Later on take me way downtown
In a tin can
I cant come down from the bandstand
Im never thrown for such a loss
When they say
O lugar de onde eu vim
Brota no corao
O lugar aonde eu nasci
Est no mundo e em mim
O lugar que a gente sonhar
Pode existir, existir
Vive em ns e viver
Enquanto houver cano
Caught in the rays of the rising sun
On the run from the soldiers gun
Shouting out loud from
The angry crowd
The mild, the wild and the hungry child
Ill tell you its more than
A dream in rio
I was there on the very day
Di demais o corao, e era mais
Mais do que nossas vozes
Mais do que o nosso rosto
Mais do que a luz do olhar
But its more than the shining eye
(mais do que a luz do olhar)
More than the steaming green
(mais do que o verdejar)
More than the hidden hills
(tudo o que no se viu)
More than the concrete christ
(mais do que o redentor)
More than a distant land
(mais do que a terra me)
Over the shining sea
(mais do que o cu e o mar)
More than a hungry child
(a fome a nos doer)
More like another time
(o tempo a nos curtir)
Born of a million years
(mais do que um milho)
More than a million years
(de anos pra sonhar)
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A translation of the portuguese:
Quando a nossa me acordar
When our mother awakes
Andaremos ao sol
We shall walk in the sun
Quando a nossa me acordar
When our mother awakes
Cantar pelo serto
She shall sing in the wilderness
Quando a nossa me acordar
When our mother awakes
Todos os filhos sabero
All her children shall know
Todos os filhos sabero
All her children shall know
E regozijaro
And they shall rejoice

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The Midnight Mass

An incident of the French Revolution.
The light lay trembling in a silver bar
Along the western borders of the sky;
From out the shadowy dome a little star
Stole forth to keep its patient watch on high;
And night came down, with solemn, soft embrace,
On storied Brittany.

Another night lay over all the land—
The dark of hell, and lurid with its fire.
She heard the roar of fiends; she saw the brand
Flung red and hissing over roof and spire;
She saw her golden spurs and reaping-hooks
Tossed on the funeral pyre.
She stood in calm defiance, while the flood
Swept over her;—while everywhere was seen
Her dim, majestic cities drenched in blood;
Ashes and smoke where temple-walls had been;
And high on woodland knoll and market-place,
The ghastly guillotine.

'Twas hard to tear her peasant-souls apart
From priest and liege, and clinging faith of old;
'Twas hard to bend the strong and simple heart
By fear of torture or by love of gold:
For naught those gory hands could offer them
Might consciences be sold.

“No tower or belfry shall be left to stand,”
Saint André swore, and waved his cap of red;
You shall have naught in all this cursèd land
For sign of your superstition,—it is dead!”
A peasant heard, and raised his eyes to heaven;—
You'll leave the stars,” he said.

True were the priests and people, each to each,
And all alike to their unlettered creed;
No violent force of sophistry could reach
Their rough-hewn faith in bitter time of need.
They died with deaf ears and dumb mouths; and theirs
Was martyrdom indeed!

Night—midnight—lay beneath her silver lamps;
Her deep sleep broken by the fitful glare

Of bivouac fires in noisy village camps,
And hoarse shouts mellowed through the listening air;
Save only where the sea-waves washed the coast—
'Twas still and quiet there:

The heave and swell, and sudden, plunging dash
Against the low rocks lying in their reach;
The hissing shingle, and the sweet, free plash
Of long-drawn breakers on the open beach;
And now and then, in momentary pause,
The curlew's mournful screech:

The soft, low gurgle in the hollowed track
Through reef and boulder; and the rippling fall
Of idle wandering waters, swirling back
From secret tryst in Naiads' rocky hall;—
Only these sounds—save that deep monotone
Which held and hushed them all.

Only these sounds? Was nothing to be heard
But voice of breaker as it rose and fell,
The kelpie's song, the wailing of a bird?
Ay, far and faint amid the restless swell,
One other voice stole whispering through the air—
The chime of a silver bell.

It came from dim mid-ocean, wild and free,
To listening ears, in silence of the night;
And watchful eyes saw, out upon the sea
And 'neath the stars, a little twinkling light—
Now lost behind a waving mountain-top,
Now shining clear and bright.

Softly the fishers' boats began to glide
From shadowy rock and sheltered cave and creek;
Bronzed men and gentle maidens, side by side,
Dipped muffled oars; no woman-hand was weak.
All eyes turned, wistful, to the beacon-lamp;
But no one dared to speak.

The scattered specks, with each its little crowd,
Drew near, converging on the distant bark;
The sweet bell rang out louder and more loud,
The light shone bright and brighter in the dark;
And soon a hundred lips burst forth in praise—
For all had reach'd the ark.

There was the priest, with whom they came to sup,
White-hair'd and holy, by his humble board;
There, amid light and darkness lifted up,

The blessed rood, by simple eyes adored.
Each head was bowed, each pious knee was bent
In presence of the Lord.

Ah! 'twas a grand cathedral where they knelt!
Grand was the organ-music—vast the crypt
Wherein its wild, mysterious echoes dwelt;
And fresh and pure the incense, as it slipp'd
Down shining floor and down wide altar-steps,
With frosted silver tipp'd.

Grand was the darken'd aisles and solemn nave—
The domèd roof, magnificently high—
The airy walls and mighty architrave—
The sweet star-tapers that could never die!
And grander still its purity of peace,
Its untouched sanctity.

The worn and weary ones came there, to search
For rest and hope in holy Eucharist;
There—in the splendour of that solemn church—
They, priest and people, communed with the Christ;
Thus—with all other temples overthrown—
They kept his sacred tryst.

With calm, grave eyes and even-pulsing breath,
They dipp'd their still oars in the darken'd space.
Strong now the hands fast rowing back to death!—
And strong the simple hearts, new clothed in grace—
The hush'd and quiet souls—ere long to meet
Their Saviour face to face.

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