My Heart to Thy Heart

(1994)
"My Heart to Thy Heart" is a song that sets the poem "Song" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. The song is part of Hailstork's Four Love Songs.
Song
by Paul Laurence Dunbar

My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine;
My lip to thy lips,
Kisses are wine
Brewed for the lover in sunshine and shade;
Let me drink deep, then, my African maid.

Lily to lily,
Rose unto rose;
My love to thy love
Tenderly grows.
Rend not the oak and the ivy in twain,
Nor the swart maid from her swarthier swain.

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