O You Whom I Often and Silently Come(1961)
"O You Whom I Often and Silently Come" was originally the second song of Rorem's 5 Songs to Poems -- Texts by Walt Whitman. The song is now found in Rorem's collection 14 Songs on American Poetry.
O You Whom I Often and Silently Come
by Walt Whitman
O you whom I often and silently come where you are that I may be with you,
As I walk by your side or sit near, or remain in the same room with you,
Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me.