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The Spirit Of Love Watches Over Me

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The Spirit Of Love Watches Over Me

               

1. Thou art [G]gone from my gaze like a [D]beautiful dream,

    and I seek there in [D7]vain by the [G]meadow and stream.

    Oft I breathe out your name to the [D]winds floating by,

    but the sweet voice is [D7mute to [G]my cry.      

Each verse followed by instrumental of verse

 2. In the stillness of night when the stars mightily shine,

    my heart fondly holds a communion with thine.

    For I feel thou art near and where e'er I may be,

       that the spirit of love watches me.

3. Of the birds in the bower now companion I make,

    every simple wildflower I prize for the sake.

    Deep woods and dark clouds can now pleasure impart,

    for the solitude suits my poor heart.

4. Thou art gone from my gaze, yet I will not repine,

    e'er long we shall meet in a home that is thine.

    For I feel thou art near and where e'er I may be,

    that the spirit of love watches me.







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