Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

300 traditional songs, inc sheet music with full piano accompaniment & lyrics.

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
WHEN STARS ARE IN THE QUIET SKIES.
Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, who wrote these dainty liues, was an historian and a poet, although preeminent as a novelist; being author of about twenty romances. He wrote a few plays, among which is the "Lady of Lyons," one of the favorites of the stage. He was bora in May, 1805, and died in London, January 18, 1873.
When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee; Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea! For thoughts, like waves that glide by night,
Are stillest when they shine ; Mine earthly love lies hushed in light
Beneath the heaven of thine.
There is an hour when angels keep
Familiar watch on men, When coarser souls are wrapped in sleep,
Sweet spirit, meet me then.
There is an hour when holy dreams Through slumber, fairest, glide,
And in that mystic hour it seems Thou shouldst be by my side.
The thoughts of thee too sacred are
For daylight's common beam; I can but know thee as my star,
My angel, and my dream! When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee; Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea.








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