Words Cannot Tell My Love for Thee,
Copyright. 1896, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by Richard Stahl.
Words cannot tell how I love thee; let me not try to speak;
Read in my eyes the answer that thy heart seems to seek.
Why must we wait till morrow? Call me thine own to-day;
Silence the pain and sorrow, love me, tho' come what may.
Words are too vague, too empty, to speak of my devotion;
Read in my heart the answer, 'tis written there, you'll see.
Thou art mine own forever, I will forsake thee never:
Ask, And my heart will answer: "Words cannot tell my love for thee."
No one could love thee, my darling, more than I do, 'tis true;
Nature around us re-echoes that I love only you:
And when some day in silence thou'rt brooding all alone,
Think of the one who loves thee, and calls thee e'er his own.-Chorus.