Thy Beauty (op. 41, no. 2)

(1898)
"Thy Beauty" is the second song of Beach's set Three Songs, op. 41.

Thy Beauty
by Harriet Prescott Spofford

Thy beauty, like a star,
Whose life is light,
Shines on me from afar
And in the night.

The night is spread for thee,
Far fields and wide,
And the dark earth's mystery
Is magnified.
Thy beauty shines on me!

For thee the garden waits,
The hours delay,
The fountains toss their jets
Of shimm'ring spray.

Then leave thy dim delight
In dreams above,
Come forth and crown the night
With her I love,
Come forth and crown the night,
With her I love!

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