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When Thou Art Near
Words by W. J. Stewart.
Composed expressly for Mr. Edward Lloyd.
Published by Boosey & Co., 1877.


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When thou art away, love,
Sun and summer fly,
Clouds steal o'er the day, love,
Night o'er-casts the sky,
Clouds steal o'er the day, love,
Night o'er-casts the sky.
But the clouds have vanish'd,
Skies are ever clear,
All the world is sunshine,
Love, when thou art near.
All the world is sunshine,
Love, when thou art near.

When thou art away, love,
Flow'rets fade and fall;
Winter o'er her prey, love,
Casts her gloomy pall;
Winter o'er her prey, love,
Casts her gloomy pall.
But in richest beauty,
Bud and bloom appear,
All the world is Eden,
Love, when thou art near,
All the world is Eden,
Love, when thou art near.

When thou art away, love,
Hush'd the woodland song,
Birds can sing no lay, love,
Silence holds their throng,
Silence holds their throng.
But their joyous carols,
Echo rich and clear,
All the world is music,
Love, when thou art near,
All the world is music,
Love, when thou art near,
Love, when thou art near.
Edward Lloyd
Edward Lloyd

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