When Far From Her (op. 2, no. 2)(1891)
"When Far From Her" is the second song of Beach's Three Songs, Op. 2. The song was writtten in 1889 and published in 1891. Please refer to "Twilight", the first song of Op. 2, for further information.
When Far From Her
by Henry Harris Aubrey Beach
Shine out, shine out, good moon tonight,
And light my darling's home,
And east my shadow in her light
When far from her I roam.
Her lovely eyes with slumber seal,
And dreams of mem'ries dear,
Let happiness her sorrows heal,
O would that I were near.