Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen
Mullen, John W. “Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 24 May 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17152. Accessed 23 Oct. 2019.
|Title||Afterwards / words by Mary Mark Lemon music by John W. Mullen|
|Subject||Songs (Low voice) with piano|
|Lemon, Mary Mark -- Musical settings|
|Description||For alto or baritone and piano|
|Caption title: Back cover: Excerpt from Olama|
|Creator||Mullen, John W|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York, Century Music Publishing Co.|
|Contributor||Lemon, Mary Mark|
|Format||1 score (5 p.) 35 cm|
|Alternative Title||On cover: Charming songs by favorite authors;First line of text: After the day has sung its song of sorrow|
VERSE 01: 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 02: 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."