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Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen

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Title

Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen

Description

For alto or baritone and piano; Caption title: Back cover: Excerpt from Olama

Creator

Source

Bowling Green State University Libraries

Date

Contributor

Rights

This work is believed to be in the public domain.

Format

1 score (5 p.) 35 cm

Identifier

SMC 00051

Alternative Title

On cover: Charming songs by favorite authors;First line of text: After the day has sung its song of sorrow

Date Modified

7/29/2015

Text

VERSE 1: After the day has sung its song of sorrow,/ And one by one the golden stars appear,/ I linger yet, where once we met, beloved,/ And seem to feel thy spirit still is near./ The flow'rs have fled that blossom'd in the springtide,/ The birds are mute that sang their songs above,/ And tho' the years that drifted us asunder,/ Time cannot break the golden chain of love./ Still we can love, altho' the shadows gather,/ Still we can hope until the clouds be past;/ Come to my heart, and whisper thro' the silence/ "Hope on, dear heart, our lives shall meet at last."
VERSE 2: Sometimes my heart grows weary of its sadness,/ Sometimes my life grows weary of its pain,/ Then love, I wait, and listen for your whisper,/ Till tears depart, and sunshine comes again./ It cannot be that we should part forever,/ That love's sweet song is hush;'d for us alway;/ I hear it yet, altho' its theme be alter'd,/ 'Twill reach thy heart and bring thee back some day./ Love we can love, altho' the shadows gather,/ Still we can hope until the clouds be past;/ Come to my heart, and whisper thro' the silence/ "Hope on, dear heart, our lives shall meet at last."

Citation

Mullen, John W. “Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 15 Mar. 2017. Web. 24 Sep. 2017.