When twilight dews (Alfred Ben Allen)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-14). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 621 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1881 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
Original text and translations
When twilight dews are falling soft
Upon the rosy sea,
I watch the star, whose beam so oft
Has lighted me to thee.
And thou, too, on that orb so dear,
Dost thou gaze at even,
And think, though lost for ever here,
Thou’lt yet be mine in Heaven.
There’s not a garden walk I tread,
There’s not a flower I see,
But brings to mind some hope that’s fled,
Some joy I’ve lost with thee.
And still I wish that hour was near,
When, friends and foes forgiven,
The pains, the ills we’ve wept through here,
May turn to smiles in Heaven.